One of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” was taken into federal custody Friday December 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Marlon Jones, wanted for his involvement in a fatal shooting that occurred at a birthday party in October, was arrested just one day after he was placed on the FBI’s list. Jones was wanted in connection to a shootout that occurred early in the morning of October 15 that left 10 people wounded and 4 people dead, it is believed that the shootout was gang related and happened between rival gang members. More can be found on Jones at the FBI website here.
Jones was captured after he led the agents in a car chase that ended on the 110 Freeway near the Adams Boulevard Exit. The FBI Fugitive Task Force had gotten a tip earlier in the day about Jones whereabouts and when he could be found. The previous day, when the FBI added Jones to their “Ten Most Wanted” list they also announced a $100,000 reward for any information that led to the capture of Jones. He was wanted for four counts of murder and for a federal warrant that had been issued when he fled prosecution. The Los Angeles FBI Field Office stated on their Twitter that he had been successfully captured and did not give any further details and were not available for immediate comment.
Jones was arrested with another Jamaican national after the shootout at the party when he was being treated for gunshot wounds at a local hospital. Jones was charged with four counts of murder and then fled prosecution. He was wanted for the murders as well as for a federal warrant for unlawful flight from prosecution. Jones touted a lengthy history of violence with ties to a Jamaican criminal gang that operates on the U.S. East Coast. He has also used numerous aliases in the past as well as operated in other states including Tennessee, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
On Thursday December 8, 2016 the FBI placed Marlon Jones on their “Ten Most Wanted” list only to find him the very next day. The list was created back in 1950 by the FBI and Jones was the 510th person to be placed on the list.