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Police: Armed man tried to strangle man at ex-girlfriend's house

Posted December 31, 2009

— A 48-year-old Rocky Mount man was arrested Wednesday after, police say, he brandished a gun in his ex-girlfriend's house and tried to strangle a man there.

Police said that James Henry Jones came uninvited to the Rocky Street home of his ex-girlfriend, 56-year-old Mae Jones, shortly before 10 p.m. Christopher Daniels, 38, and Vinne Jones, 28, were also in the house at the time.

James Jones brandished a rifle and asked for Mae Jones and Daniels, police said. He threatened Daniels with the rifle, but it was taken away from him. Police said that James Jones and Daniels then got into a physical fight, but Daniels got away.

James Jones was arrested at the scene without incident.

He was charged with first-degree burglary, assault by pointing a gun, assault by strangulation, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and communicating threats. He was placed in the Nash County Jail under a $15,000 bond.


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  • concerncitizen Dec 31, 2009

    Why does this fool get a bond? We just had a man kill a ex-girlfriend another man and himself.... What more do authorities need to keep these fools in jail? I mean this with all sincerity.... Why aren't women in the streets protesting how these men are being treated by law enforcement? This fool went to a house with a gun, someone is going to die!

  • sweet4you Dec 31, 2009

    Get a life. 48 and still fighting over a woman. My GOD

  • Granny Dec 31, 2009

    Why can't people just grow up????

  • imnotsayinimjustsayin Dec 31, 2009

    $15,000 bond??? That's all?? Way to stick it to him!

  • R_U_breakdance fighting Dec 31, 2009

    This is news?????

  • bomanicous Dec 31, 2009

    48 years old and still can't handle rejection....What a sissy!!!