Dekalb Police nabbed a bad guy by fooling him. Tricking him. Dressing up and playing a character to bust this SUPER SMART criminal. MyStateline

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So here's the story. Cops watched a masked fella shooting at a car. He was in Dekalb standing near a business (cameras, dude) unloading on two other men. They guys got in a car and sped off as our criminal continued to shoot.

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Like a thief in the night, the shooter split and it's up to law enforcement to track him down.

Carl Jones III was the shooter. who was a known drug dealer in the Dekalb area. So how do you catch a guy like this? How about place a call and try to buy some weed. This worked, sort of.

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The "deal" was about to go down when our wanted shooter, saw a cop and took off running. While not the smartest fella he's apparently quite athletic and leaped OVER an officer and took off running.

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Eventually Mr. Jones was caught, busted, arrested, and his dope dealing, shooting at cars days are done. There was a tussle, a fight, a little WWE action...but he's busted.

Check out this list of charges:

  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
  • Armed Violence
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property
  • Aggravated Resisting Arrest
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm without Firearm Owner’s Identification
  • Possession of Ammunition without FOID

Hot damn, see ya.

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