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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

[TN] Memphis Officer Chancy Jones killed girlfriend Phyllis Malone, confesses, gets bond

...Phyllis Malone's body was found last Tuesday in her car parked at a Shell Gas station on Whitten Road... "We only know that they had arranged to meet and that's all pretty much we know... It's a good day in the fact we've apprehended a criminal," said MPD Director Larry Godwin. "But it's always a sad day when you find out it's one of your own"... The judge looked at Jones's time in the community, his work history and his clean record, and set a $200,000 bond. It outraged Phyllis Malone's family...



MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICER WHO CONFESSED TO MURDER GETS $200,000 BOND WREG
April Thompson
9/15/08
[Excerpts] When Chancy Jones showed up in court, it was packed. Many of the people were family and friends of Phyllis Malone, the woman Jones has admitted to killing. "The man shouldn't be allowed to be outside. He is sworn to uphold the law. It's a cowardly thing he did. My daughter was shot in the back and twice in the torso. It couldn't be self defense," says Clarence Malone, Phyllis's father. Chancy Jones, a 3-year veteran of the Memphis Police Force and a married father of three, confessed to the crime. Phyllis Malone's body was found last Tuesday in her car parked at a Shell Gas station on Whitten Road. There is still no motive in the murder. Jones's wife, Valerie, testified that she and her husband became estranged a couple of months ago. But she also told the judge Jones could live with her if he is released. "She's clearly standing by him and welcoming him back in the house," says Ted Hansom, Jones's attorney. The judge looked at Jones's time in the community, his work history and his clean record, and set a $200,000 bond. It outraged Phyllis Malone's family. "He killed our sister for nothing. That's what he did, and they are trying to protect him 'cause he is a police officer. That ain't right. It's not right. He's a cold blooded murderer. He was suppose to get capital murder. He should have gotten capital murder," says Malone's angry siblings. Chancy Jones's family left court tight lipped, leaving the outrage to the Malones. "I think this is very unjust. I don't think this man should really be allowed to be back on the street," says Clarence Malone. But Chancy Jones will be out once he comes up with ten percent of the $200,000 bond. The District Attorney's Office says the second-degree murder charge allows for a bond in this case. But there is still a chance those charges could be increased to first-degree murder after the grand jury hears the evidence.[LINK]
EARLIER NEWS: MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICER BEING HELD FOR MURDER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND Blog: Thanddeus Matthews
September 10, 2008
[Excerpts] You're getting it first here, Sources are saying this morning that Memphis police officer is presently in custody for the murder of a young woman found shot to death on Whitten Road early yesterday morning. I'm told that the officer has confessed to the shooting of the women with whomn he was romantically involved... Sources within the MPD state that Malone had told Jones that she was pregnant and was going to let his wife know about the relationship and future birth of their child [Full blog post herel

MEMPHIS OFFICER CHARGED IN WOMAN'S MURDER COP ALLEGEDLY DATED VICTIM WHBQ FOX13 MyFoxMemphis
Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008
[Excerpts] A Memphis Police officer has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a woman found dead in her vehicle at a gas station on Whitten Road Tuesday morning... [Chauncey] Jones is accused of fatally shooting 31-year old Phyllis Malone outside a Shell gas station Tuesday morning. Malone was discovered slumped over in the vehicle by a delivery truck driver, with a head wound and multiple gunshot wounds. Jones, who is married with children, was allegedly dating Malone for a brief time prior to her death. Jones did report to duty the day Malone's body was discovered... [Full article here]

NEW DETAILS IN OFFICER-INVOLVED MURDER wmcstations.com (WMC-TV)
Reported by Jason Miles
Sep 10, 2008
[Excerpts] ...He reported to work at the Raines Station precinct hours later. That's where homicide detectives picked him up. Here is an excerpt from the police affidavit obtained by Action News Five: "Chancy Jones was located and after waiving his Miranda Rights gave a typed written statement admitting to being the person responsible for shooting and killing Phyllis Malone." "It's a good day in the fact we've apprehended a criminal," said MPD Director Larry Godwin. "But it's always a sad day when you find out it's one of your own." Friends of Phyllis Malone, who did not want to talk on camera, said she was pregnant at the time of her murder. They said Officer Jones was the father and that Malone was killed after threatening to tell his wife...Police believe their affair only lasted a short time. [Full article here]

MPD COP ARRESTED FOR MURDER wreg.com
George Brown george.brown@wreg.com
9/10/2008
[Excerpts] ...Police Director Larry Godwin said Jones, who is married, and Malone had a sexual relationship for the past few weeks and this was, "...another domestic violence incident taken to the extreme". Investigators say it does not appear Jones used his service weapon in the shooting and that Jones was reported for work Tuesday afternoon and showed no signs of distress... When employees of the Backyard Burger restaurant inside the Shell station arrived to work Tuesday morning, they noticed a 2004 blue Chevy Malibu parked diagonally across several spaces on the side of the store... Jones has been relieved of duty with pay pending an administrative hearing. [Full article here]

MEMPHIS COP CHARGED WITH MURDER OF ALLEGED MISTRESS POLICE: PAIR HAD BEEN DATING FOR LESS THAN A MONTH Last Edited: Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008
myfoxmemphis.com
By April Norris
[Excerpts] ...Police said they heard his victim may have been pregnant, but they're still waiting for the complete autopsy to provide verification.... Jones is married and has children. However, the victim, Phyliss Malone, was not his wife... Investigators said early Tuesday morning a delivery man called 911 after noticing a woman slumped over in a car outside a Whitten Road gas station. "We only know that they had arranged to meet and that's all pretty much we know," said Godwin. "The investigation will probably reveal more than I can go into right now."... [Full article here]

LAWYER CONCERNED FOR MEMPHIS COP'S SAFETY BEHIND BARS CHANCY JONES CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER myfoxmemphis.com
By April Norris
Thursday, 11 Sep 2008
[Excerpts] ...After Chancy Jones first court appearance, his attorney said that he fears for his client's safety. After appearing before a judge Thursday, Patrol Officer Chancy Jones spent the rest of the day sitting in jail without bond. His attorney said Jones has a large target on his back because he's possibly with criminals he's arrested and he used to be a corrections officer inside the jail. Jones walked into court wearing a green jail jumper. His sisters and daughter sat outside the courtroom waiting to be allowed in. Jones' wife was not there. After getting inside and seeing Jones, a few of them left the courtroom in tears and declined to speak on camera. "I'm sure they're going through the same shock the family of the lady is," said Jones' attorney Ted Hansom... Authorities said she died from multiple gun shot wounds and police have confirmed that she was not pregnant. Hansom said his client is being held in a secured location because of the publicity of the case and because his client is a Memphis police officer and a former Shelby County correctional officer. "You have some people who are frequent fliers who come back here, that come back here when he was here," he said. "So yeah, security is a concern"... [Full article here]

5 comments:

  1. This is crazy. It shows you what Cops get away with in this city which disturbs me when it comes to the Chris Jones slaying of Donald Munsey on March 14, 2008 at the Cafe Windjammer. Ballin is setting it up that Jones was making an arrest and got jumped. Thats BS We will get Justice or I know God will have his.

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  2. From Thaddeus Matthews blog, Oct 24 2008:

    "Attorney Javier Bailey who represents the family of Phyllis Malone who was shot three times by her boyfriend former police officer Chancy Jones has received a letter from District Attorney General Bill Gibbons stating that the present charge of second degree murder will be upgraded to first degree murder..."
    http://thadmatthews.blogspot.com/2008/10/police-officer-who-killed-his.html

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  3. IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE
    AT JACKSON
    Assigned on Briefs December 6, 2011
    STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHANCY JONES
    Direct Appeal from the Criminal Court for Shelby County
    No. 09-02131 W. Mark Ward, Judge
    No. W2010-02424-CCA-R3-CD - Filed April 5, 2012

    ...Three of the victim’s sisters testified regarding interactions they witnessed between the victim and the Defendant. One of the victim’s sisters, Samantha Malone, testified that the victim lived with her. Samantha testified that she last saw the victim on the night of her death at approximately 9:45 p.m. She said that the victim was in a “good mood,” but the victim did not tell her that she was going to meet the Defendant.

    Cassandra Malone, another sister of the victim, testified that she heard the victim talking with the Defendant over the telephone using a speaker-phone two or three times. About three or four weeks prior to the victim’s death, Cassandra heard the victim tell the Defendant that if he wanted to keep the baby, she would have it, but that if he did not, she would need money to pay for an abortion. In a statement to police, Cassandra told them that she did not believe the victim was pregnant because the victim had told Cassandra that her “tubes were tied.”

    The victim’s sister, Cynthia Brown, testified that she heard the victim on the phone with a person whom the victim identified as “Mr. Jones.” Brown testified that the first such occasion occurred approximately one month before the victim’s death. She said that she overheard the phone call because the victim had put it on speaker-phone. In this phone conversation, the victim told “Mr. Jones” that she needed money for an abortion. According to Brown, when the victim told “Mr. Jones” that if she did not get money she would tell his wife, “Mr. Jones” responded, “Don’t play with my family” and hung up the telephone. Brown testified that she last saw the victim at around 11:00 p.m. on the night of her death. The victim was driving Brown to work in a blue Chevrolet Impala. Brown testified that the victim was “dressed up,” had just “had her hair done,” and was in a “good mood.”

    According to Brown, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the victim received a call from “Mr. Jones.” This phone call was not on speaker-phone, and Brown could only hear the victim’s side of the conversation. Brown heard the victim tell “Mr. Jones” that if he did not give her money for an abortion she would tell his wife. Brown testified that she did not think the victim was pregnant because “she had her tubes tied,” but Brown did not ask the victim whether she was actually pregnant. Brown said that the victim dropped her off at work at approximately 11:00 p.m. and that the victim told “Mr. Jones” that she would meet him at 11:20 p.m...

    ...For the foregoing reasons, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed...

    https://www.tba.org/sites/default/files/jonesc_040512.pdf


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  4. To see related posts run a search for Phyllis Malone or Chancy Jones in search box under blog title, above.

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  5. To the commenter, sorry I can't post that. I hope your healing process is successful.

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