Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - The man who’s been charged with murder three times but never convicted was in court Wednesday, this time charged with attempted murder.
“Not guilty man, this is crazy,” said John T. Jones in court. Jones, also known as “Hot Boy,” is charged with attempted murder and assault after police say he shot a woman at the Jamestown apartment complex in St. Matthews on New Year’s Eve. Authorities arrested Jones Tuesday afternoon after watching a home for three days, waiting for him to show up.
WHAS11 spoke with Officer Dennis McDonald with the St. Matthews Police Department. He says they are being cautious about the amount of information they release about what led to Jones’ arrest.
“The St. Matthews police department believes that John Thomas Jones is an extremely dangerous individual, and we are not going to release any information that might jeopardize our victim, our witness or the entire community here in Metro Louisville,” McDonald said.
Also arrested was Robert Mitchem. According to a police report, U.S. Marshals saw Mitchem picking up Jones Tuesday afternoon. When they tried to stop the car, they say Mitchem kept driving for several blocks. Police say when the car stopped, Jones got out and tried to run, but U.S. Marshals were able to catch him.
“I give all the credit in the world to the United States Marshal Service for apprehending him,” said McDonald. “And fortunately no one was hurt, and he was taken into custody without incident.”
Jones is due back in court again March 8. Mitchem is facing charges of fleeing and evading, wonton endangerment and operating on a suspended driver’s license.