Delaware State Police have arrested Jaron Jones, 45, of Dover, DE following an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred in the Capitol Park neighborhood of Dover in May.
On May 24, 2022, at approximately 11:54 p.m., troopers responded to the residences on Congress Place regarding a report of shots fired. The ensuing investigation revealed that Jaron Jones had been involved in an argument with a neighbor. During the argument, Jones fired several shots toward the neighbor, which struck the victim, a 45-year-old man from Clayton, DE, who was standing nearby. Jones subsequently fled the area in a black Buick Enclave SUV and was last seen traveling northbound on Bay Road towards an unknown destination.
On June 30, 2022, Jones responded to Troop 3 on his own volition, where he was charged with the following offenses:
- Assault First Degree (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
- Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
Jones was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $115,000 cash bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 063022 1433
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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