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Jones, Sr Charged with 1st Degree Murder

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Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that an arrest has been made relating to the injuries suffered by the infant son of Michael Deon Jones, Sr at his home on May 26, 2014.

Sheriff Dierks stated that following months of intensive investigation, 30 year old Independence resident Michael Deon Jones, SR was taken into custody late yesterday afternoon. Dierks indicated that the recommended charges for Jones will be felony murder, relating to injuries inflicted on Jones' infant son.

"because this is an active case, and out of respect for the family involved I don't want to comment on the nature or circumstances surrounding the child's injuries. But I am extremely proud of the work my investigators did on this case and we received a tremendous amount of assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. These guys have done a great job and conducted a very professional investigation. This was a very tragic event and it was a tough case for everyone involved, including the family and the investigators," stated Dierks. " My hope is that now those affected can reach some closure."

Jones was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and remains in custody.

5-30-14

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that Michael Deon Jones, Jr., a five month old infant, has died as a result of injuries suffered in his home in independence. Sheriff Dierks indicated that emergency services were contacted in the early morning hours of Monday, May 26th in reference to an infant having difficulty breathing. Sheriff Dierks stated that the child was transported to Mercy Hospital and then transferred on to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Sheriff Dierks stated that according to medical personnel, it was learned that the baby had suffered trauma to the head and that Michael Jones Jr. Succumbed to these injuries on the afternoon of May 29th in Kansas City.

Sheriff Dierks indicated that investigators from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Coroner's Office are investigating. "we have kept the scene secure and have executed a Search Warrant as part of this investigation. This will be a long term investigation and we have a great team of people working on this case. We want to be thorough in uncovering the facts surrounding these injuries. Obviously this is a tragic event and on behalf of the Sheriff's Office, we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to this family."

Sheriff Dierks stated that at this time, the incident continues to be investigated as an accident unless the evidence indicates otherwise as the case progresses. Anyone with information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-498-1019. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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