The “very dangerous” teenager wanted for a Columbus shooting is in custody.
Cameron Jones, 17, was arrested in Starkville by the Starkville Police Department and Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, according to an SPD press release.
The press release said Jones had barricaded himself in a vacant apartment on Pilcher Street in Starkville and was arrested after “chemical agents” were deployed. He was arrested without any injury.
Jones will be charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling by the Columbus Police Department, but he also faces three counts of auto burglary and one count of felony taking of a motor vehicle in Starkville.
Jones was wanted in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Columbus. CPD responded to a residence on Hemlock Street about 3:50 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim. Jones, along with Darren Hall, 22, and Christopher Harrell, 16, came to Columbus from Starkville, where they got into an argument with the victim that escalated to gunfire.
They fled to Starkville, where their car was pulled over. They jumped out of the car and ran, but Hall and Harrell were caught. They have both been charged with aggravated assault. Hall is being charged as an adult.
Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said Jones had been transferred to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, but bond had not yet been set.
At the time of Wednesday’s incident, Jones was also out on bond for domestic violence-aggravated assault and four counts of aggravated assault stemming from a November shooting.
Brian Jones is the local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.