Parolee Victor Jones Jailed for Alleged Crime Spree
June 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parolee Victor Donell Jones, who received two 12-year concurrent sentences in 2007 for attempted robbery convictions, is now being held without bond in the Metro Jail on charges that accuse him of wreaking violence in the vicinity of J.C. Napier homes and other Nashville neighborhoods since late March.
Jones, 25, has been identified as the gunman who shot a 32-year-old man during a robbery on Cannon Street at mid-morning today. He fled the scene and surrendered a couple of hours later after seeing that the Gang Unit and SWAT officers had caught up to him at a Dickerson Pike motel. Hermitage Precinct Detective Andrew Vallee obtained a search warrant for Jones’ motel room. Recovered were a pistol and the belongings taken from this morning’s shooting/robbery victim. Despite that, Jones denied any knowledge of criminal activity during an interview this afternoon with Detective Johnny Crumby.
At the time of this morning’s shooting, Jones was wanted for robbing a man at gunpoint in the J.C. Napier homes on April 4th and for shooting at the same man two days later. Jones is also suspected of robbing a man outside a Jefferson Street restaurant on March 22nd, and of selling cocaine to a police operative outside a North Nashville fast food restaurant on March 21st.
Jones is believed to have moved from place to place over the past several weeks to avoid apprehension. The investigation into his activities continues. For now, ten criminal counts have been placed against him, including two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, gun possession during the commission of a dangerous felony, evading arrest and violation of parole.
Victor D. Jones, 25