Felon, Reported Suicidal, Found in Possession of 3 Firearms, Including 1 Stolen

From: KTLO

Four felony charges have been filed against a convicted felon in Marion County, 45-year-old David Dean Jones, after he was reported suicidal and was allegedly found in possession of three firearms, including one reported stolen out of Boone County.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday, a sheriff’s deputy and an officer from the Flippin Police Department responded to the scene along Marion County 5002 in late March, where Jones was reportedly at some turkey barns near his residence. A .410 shotgun was found in the seat of an unoccupied vehicle.

The Flippin officer radioed he had located a male individual, later identified as Jones, sitting in a second vehicle on the far side of the turkey barns. A firearm, a leatherman multi-tool and a knife were reportedly found in Jones’ possession.

Jones reportedly confirmed he was suicidal. He also directed law enforcement to a third weapon, a 30.06 in the cab of his truck and confirmed the shotgun in the second vehicle was his.

When faced with the choice of seeking medical attention or being incarcerated, Jones opted to be taken to a hospital, and an ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

Upon further investigation, it was determined the pistol found in Jones’ possession was reported stolen out of Boone County. Records also confirmed Jones is a convicted felon and thus prohibited from possession firearms.

He has been charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by certain persons and theft by receiving, all felonies.


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