Why is this news? I've lived here 5 years and never heard of this guy. Someone was murdered a couple nights ago in my neighborhood and haven't heard a thing about that.
White guy doesn't pay his taxes is news but murder in the hood is not.
It is going to be interesting to see how Jones fares in comparison to others charged with the same thing. The owner of a tobacco outlet store for one and before that a guy who serviced computers. The DNJ reported that Jones was released by a Judge on his own recognizance - no bond posted.
There was a $10,000 bond posted by a bonding company. Just because the dnj reports that he was released on his own recognizance does not mean that no bond was posted. Jones most likely paid the standard 10% cash down ($1000) to the bail bondsman. "released on his own recognizance" is language taken directly from the bond hearing transcript. Its standard.
This is the quote from the DNJ
"Bond was set at $10,000, according to the state, but Rutherford County Judge David Loughry released Jones on his own recognizance without requiring any payment, the County Jail staff reported."
People get released all the time on their own recognizance. It isn't a big deal.
The thing that I don't understand is how Jones a "commercial real estate developer" gets appointed to the IDB. It seems that (he) would be privy to inside information that could be financially beneficial to himself or his brother-in-law Howard Wall.
What is the IDB? I knew he was discovered to be apart of the IDP...I Didn't Pay!