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Attack on ex-girlfriend leaves Halifax man with list of charges

Posted September 15, 2014

Donnie Jones

— A Halifax County man was arrested last week on charges of burglary, kidnapping and assault as the result of a domestic dispute.

Maj. Scott Hall, a spokesman for the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, said Monday that a woman arrived home to find her house had been broken into and was attacked by an ex-boyfriend. The victim told deputies that Donnie Jones, 43, of Hollister, rushed out of her house, hit her and jumped in her car, fleeing with her 2-year-old grandson in the car.

Jones let the boy out of the car a short distance away, but he eluded deputies until he was found in Rocky Mount.

Jones was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female, communicating threats, common law robbery and possession of stolen goods. He was being held on $50,500 secured bond at the Halifax County Detention Center.


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  • Cabe Merritt Sep 16, 2014
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    When he gets out, he will just go right back to her house I'd be willing to bet. Nothing stops guys like this.

  • sunshine1040 Sep 16, 2014

    Hopefully she will not go back to him or post his bond. Harsh words are not the problem but threats and belitittling someone for years is abuse and no man or woman should put up with it. Walk away and if threated get protection a permit and lean to use it safely

  • Edward Levy Sep 16, 2014
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    To bad you are not a sports star, you could get off VERY light. By the way, if all charges are true, PRISON TIME!

  • LetsBeFair Sep 15, 2014

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    Agree, but until now only the sensational ones were making the news ... now even the ones where no one was charged are posted.

  • USMC Vet Sep 15, 2014

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    Naw, they've been in the news for a decade or more and abusers have no one to blame but themselves for that.

  • LetsBeFair Sep 15, 2014

    if nothing else, Ray Rice has caused a complete epidemic of front page reporting for any male beating on anyone in the home ... even use of harsh language is being considered.

  • 678devilish Sep 15, 2014

    Learn to walk away and then leave each other alone. PERIOD!

  • Cindy Rose Sep 15, 2014
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    I guess the good thing is it's a secured bond. He's got issues.

  • USMC Vet Sep 15, 2014

    Absurdly low bond. Prayers some judge saddles him with a long prison sentence for all those charges, so this woman and her family will be safe from him for a while.