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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

[TN] Just-divorced Sgt Jones said he had "nothing left to lose" before shooting

THIS STORY IS NOT BEING HEADLINED AS A DIVORCE BACKLASH INCIDENT. IT IS A MURDER, DOUBLE-SHOOTING. BUT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT DOMESTICS, AND FROM MY PERSPECTIVE HE WAS DIVORCED TWO WEEKS AGO, SAID HE HAD NOTHING "LEFT" TO LOSE BEFORE THE SHOOTING, AND SEVERAL ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ONLINE ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT HE WILL KILL HIS WIFE. "DOMESTIC ISSUES" ARE MENTIONED, AND SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE JONES' OWN FAMILY MEMBER REFERS TO HIM AS A "TIME BOMB" - AS IF THE POTENTIAL HARM JONES CAN CAUSE MAY NOT BE OVER.

...IT REALLY DOES NOT SUPRISE ME THAT THIS OCCURRED. I HONESTLY THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS WIFE FIRST... HOW HE LASTED THIS LONG IS BEYOND ME CAUSE HE IS CONSTANTLY IN TROUBLE OVER DOMESTIC ISSUES...
NEWS BYTES FROM VARIOUS ARTICLES:

...NEWS CHANNEL 3 SPOKE WITH THE SERGEANT'S EX-WIFE WHO TELLS US THEIR DIVORCE WAS FINALIZED JUST TWO WEEKS AGO...

SGT. CHRIS JONES, THE SON OF FORMER CITY COUNCILMAN E.C. JONES HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER. INVESTIGATORS SAY JONES SHOT AND KILLED 42 YEAR-OLD DONALD MUNSEY, THE KARAOKE D.J. AT THE "WIND JAMMER" BAR AND RESTAURANT IN EAST MEMPHIS. INVESTIGATORS ALSO SAY JONES SHOT A 22 YEAR-OLD MAN IN THE "WIND JAMMER"... DONALD MUNSEY WENT FROM DISC JOCKEY TO WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY CALL A "HERO," LOSING HIS LIFE WHILE FIGHTING TO SAVE A FRIEND. "HE IS A HERO. HE DIED PROTECTING A FRIEND, BUT IT COST HIM HIS OWN LIFE," SAID WIND JAMMER CLUB OPERATOR JOE REYNOLDS, ANGRY THAT THE MAN WHO SHOT HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND EMPLOYEE WAS CHARGED WITH ONLY SECOND-DEGREE MURDER. "HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO DO IT TWO OR THREE TIMES BEFORE HE DID IT," REYNOLDS SAID OF SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S SGT. CHRIS M. JONES... "EARLIER IN HIS CARRER, CHRIS JONES TOOK PART IN AN ARREST INVOLVING FOUR DEPUTIES THAT LED TO A $3.5 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT AGAINST THE COUNTY. DEPUTIES HOG-TIED BERTRAM BRUNSON AFTER A 1991 ARREST ON A DUI CHARGE, CUTTING OFF OXYGEN TO HIS BRAIN AND CAUSING HIM TO LAPES INTO A COMA." [BERT IS STILL IN A VEGETATIVE STATE.] THE CA REPORTS THE DEPUTIES WERE SUSPENDED BUT LATER REUTRNED TO WORK. A GRAND JURY DECLINED TO INDICT THEM FOR THE INCIDENT...A MENTAL EVALUATION WAS ORDERED... JONES, A 17-YEAR VETERAN OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, REMAINS IN JAIL ON $500,000 BOND. HE HAS BEEN RELIEVED OF DUTY WHILE THE CASE IS PENDING...

IN THIS VIDEO, ACCORDING TO A WITNESS JONES WAS ANGRY, THINKING FOR 45 MIN. BEFORE GOING TO GET HIS GUN. ACCORDING TO A NAMED WITNESS, THE WITNESS HEARD JONES SAY THAT HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE BEFORE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED.


EXCERPTS FROM COMMENTS LEFT ON THE THADDEUS MATTHEWS DOT COM BLOG:

...IT REALLY DOES NOT SUPRISE ME THAT THIS OCCURRED. I HONESTLY THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS WIFE FIRST. I FEEL FOR THE DJ'S FAMILY. I HATE IT FOR THE SMALL CHILDREN...

...I AM TRULY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF THE VICTIM'S FAMILY. I AM A FAMILY MEMBER OF CHRIS', AND "YES" HE WAS A WALKING TIME-BOMB WAITING TO EXPLODE. I REQUEST TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON HIS FATHER NEVER COULD OR SHOULD I SAY, NEVER 'WANTED' TO SEE THE EVIL IN HIS SON...


...WHEN HE MAKES BOND THIS WILL NOT BE OVER SOMEONE BETTER KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HIS EXWIFE AND WHOEVER IS IN HER COMPANY AT THE TIME WHEN HE DECIDES ITS OVER, NOT IF BUT WHEN. AND SPEAKING OF PERSONELL FILES MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THAT PSCHOLOGICAL TEST IF ITS NOT GONE ALREADY. VERY SAD...

...SOME OF YOU GUYS ARE REALLY COLD-HEARTED. YES, HE WAS A DEPUTY. YES, WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG. YES, HE HAD SOME PROBLEMS. YES, HE JUST GOT DIVORCED. BUT IF YOU KNOW HIM AND KNOW WHAT HE HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH, ANYONE CAN HONESTLY ADMIT, IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM OR ANY OTHER MAN...


...NOBODY ON THE DEPT LIKE HIM AND CAUSE HE WAS AN ASS TO EVERYBODY HE CAME IN CONTACT WITH. HOW HE LASTED THIS LONG IS BEYOND ME CAUSE HE IS CONSTANTLY IN TROUBLE OVER DOMESTIC ISSUES...


...I AGREE WITH THE OTHER PERSON, IF HE BONDS OUT THEY BETTER HIDE HIS WIFE CAUSE HE DOES HAVE THE MENTALITY TO DO SOMETHING ELSE CRAZY. HES ALREADY PROVED THAT. I WISH YOU HAD A COPY OF HIS STATEMENT ON HERE JUST TO SEE WHAT BULLSHIT IS IN IT...

...CHRIS WAS A NUT JOB FROM THE FIRST DAY. IT WILL BE HARD TO FIND ANYONE TO SAY DIFFERENT THAT WORKED WITH HIM. THIS HAS BEEN COMING AND IS NOT OVER WHEN HE BONDS OUT THIS WILL END UP SUICIDE BY POLICE. THE DEPTARTMENT IS AS MUCH FAULT, WHEN YOU ARE TOLD OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT THIS GUY YOU DID NOTHING NOW YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE LISTEN DON'T YOU...

3 comments:

  1. There is so much more to this story. There has been such a major cover up by SCSO over the years. They dismissed all of his wife's complaints to IAB. Maybe the truth will come out without Jamie and the kids ending up dead.

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  2. Cloud writer, whoever you are, you are a smart person. You have just begun to scrape the surface.

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  3. I was supposed to get kicked offline YESterday so I don't know how much to start... but know that people need to be made aware of the 75 MILLION dollar WRONGFUL DEATH lawsuit here in Tacoma when it got down to who knew what, & when - in our police chief's murder suicide.

    Covering for someone or sparing their career is no favor to anyone. If Chris Jones also ends up dead - what FAVOR has been done for him by his brothers? Preventing an intervention? Preventing accountability that might have made him a better man?

    I believe our police chief - viewed as the sinister party here in the shooting - may himself be alive if his police "family" had acted with any professionalism in any of the matters that arose BEFORE he ultimately killed his wife and himself.

    Would Chris Jones have been as pumped up on his own power - enough to kill Donald Muncey and shoot another - if he had been held accountable in the past for whatever the SCSO was aware of? Or would he even have been a deputy?

    That's an important question already.

    This is an opportune time for people to SPEAK UP because NOW there are people perched to listen. NOW the SCSO is not in control of what gets attention.

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