Charles Jones, 33 (Source: Charlie Jones via Facebook)
Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.
A man is dead in Cass County after a shooting officials said involved a deputy.
BLOOMBURG, TX (KSLA) -
A shooting Sunday afternoon in East Texas cost a man his life and has one lawman sidelined while Rangers investigate the incident.
The shooting happened just south of Bloomburg in Cass County when a sheriff's deputy tried to serve felony warrants to 33-year-old Charles Alver Jones Jr.
"I didn't have anything against the boy," said Donald Hodges, who lives nearby the shooting scene. "I didn't know he had any priors either."
Hodges said he know Jones. It is on Hodges' pasture land that law enforcement officers are centering their investigation.
"But I do know there should have been more than one-on-one if he was as bad as I heard that they said he was," Hodges said.
So far, investigators aren't saying much about the case and that is leaving a lot of questions for those living in the area.
"Yes, he has been handled by law enforcement before but I don't want to discuss that at this time," said Roy Barker, Cass County's chief deputy.
He said deputies had been trying to locate Jones for nearly a month. Deputy Johnny Bailey went to serve Jones warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault family household member impeding breath. Those were out of Ward County, TX.
Barker would not say what went wrong on Sunday afternoon, but at some point Bailey apparently fired his weapon.
"There again, it is under investigation by the Rangers and I do not want to comment," he said.
Bailey has been with the Cass County Sheriff's Office for just over a year and was doing well, Barker said.
"The deputy was placed on administrative leave per departmental policy," he said.
How long that leave will last is not yet known, yielding another unanswered question for the community.
"It is hard to swallow," Hodges said. "It is none of my business but I still think things could have went different."
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
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