Thursday, September 19, 2019

Finally Some Justice for Chuck? (Updated)

JPD made an arrest in the murder of Charles Ponthieux. JPD tweeted a few minutes ago:



 Ponthieux was the manager of Top Dollar Pawn at the corner of West and Donald streets. He left the store on February 22. The manager stopped at a red light and began moving when the light turned green. Ponthieux struck a 4-wheeler that flew out in front of him without warning. . He got out to check on the driver. The ATV was stuck to the bumper of his truck.   Ponthieux said he was going to call JPD to report the accident. The other driver became very angry and said he didn’t want to call the police. A heated argument ensued. Ponthieux walked back to his truck. The driver shot Ponthieux in the back once, killing him.  Several rounds hit the truck. The 52 year-old Madison County resident left behind a wife, three children, and two grandchildren.


UPDATE (9/22/19): JPD issued the following statement:

Jackson Police have made an arrest related to a fatal shooting that occurred on Hanging Moss Road at Forest Avenue, in late February of this year. 

Investigators have charged 37 year-old, Garry Langston with manslaughter, for the death of 52 year-old, Charles Ponthieux.  With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Langston was taken into custody at his home on yesterday morning. 

According to preliminary information obtained on the day of the incident, Ponthieux was allegedly shot following an accident involving his vehicle and an ATV.  Officers were told that two black males fled the scene and shots were fired.  Langston was also on-scene at that time however, it was later determined that there were discrepancies within his account of what had taken place that day. 

Based on additional evidence recently obtained by investigators, it was determined that Langston allegedly fired the shot that fatally injured Charles Ponthieux. 

Langston has since gone for his initial court appearance and was given a bond of $100,000. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

JPD seems to to a great job catching scum like this, but the rest of the judicial system is a kangaroo court.

Anonymous said...

No blessings for this one

Anonymous said...

You’ve got the wrong guy. Investigation not over.

Anonymous said...

Manslaughter?

Jackson.

Anonymous said...

What are the odds he took the damaged ATV somewhere to get fixed and the company reported it to police? Cops usually do that to repair shops to be on the look out for suspected vehicles damaged in crimes

Anonymous said...

Good job, JPD.

Anonymous said...

His wife and daughter keeping this story online and in the news helped keep pressure on JPD to keep Chuck's case active.

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Thanks for the hard work JPD. Now it's the court system's turn.

Anonymous said...

@6:46pm just curious, what makes you think they got the wrong guy?

WISEOWL said...

How does Garry Langston fit into this>

Anonymous said...

I heard Gary was riding with Chuck and may have shot chuck by accident, while returning fire to the suspects on the 4-wheelers.

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