Thursday, August 23, 2012

23rd Electronic Monitor Removed by Suspect in 2012, CMPD on Lookout

CMPD is currently looking for Eric Dwayne Jones, 28. According to police, Jones removed his electronic ankle monitor by cutting it off Wednesday evening.

Jones was last seen near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Toddville Road. He was released on a $50,000 bond on May 1st and had been wearing the monitor since that time.

His incarceration stemmed from a host of armed robbery-related charges, including three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. CMPD records show 22 Mecklenburg County arrests in his past, including nine arrests within the past three years.

Jones, who will also face charges of interfering with an electronic monitoring device, is the 23rd person to remove their monitor in 2012.

The number of suspects who have removed their monitoring devices this year is over 25% higher than this time in 2011.

If you have information of the location of Eric Jones, call the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at (704) 336-VCAT (8228) or call 911.