DATE: Saturday, December 12, 2015
SUBJECT: Fugitive Felon who Previously Eluded Capture Arrested
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-084
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, December 08, 2015 the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force developed information that wanted fugitive Kenneth J. Jones was in the tri-state area. Mr. Jones was wanted out of Tennessee for parole warrants stemming from an armed burglary. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Marshalls later set up surveillance in the 400 block of South Kentucky Avenue and observed Mr. Jones enter a green Mercury Cougar.
A traffic stop was attempted in the area S. Barker Avenue and B Street at approximately 4:15pm. Mr. Jones fled, driving south on S. Barker Avenue and then ran the stop light at Broadway Avenue. The pursuit continued until Mr. Jones drove into the woods behind a residence in the 3100 block of Tieman Avenue, adjacent to the Howell Wetlands. Mr. Jones then fled on foot into the woods. Despite an extensive search of the area with assistance from the Evansville Police Department and the Evansville Fire Department, Mr. Jones could not be located.
On Saturday, December 12, 2015 at approximately 7:50am Mr. Jones was located in Warrick County by a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office detective and an Indiana State Police trooper assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. Members of the task force along with deputies from the Warrick County Sheriff`s Office located a vehicle in which Mr. Jones was a passenger traveling on State Road 66. A traffic stop was conducted near Stonebridge Drive. After a brief pursuit, Mr. Jones was taken into custody without further incident. The driver of the vehicle, Mr. Timothy Chase Belew, was also taken into custody and transported to the Warrick County Jail.
Mr. Jones was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and is currently being held without bond. The investigation is ongoing and will focus on suspects who assisted Mr. Jones evade capture.
Kenneth J. Jones (pictured above), 34, of Clarksville, TN. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Arrest Warrant (Other Jurisdiction)
Timothy Chase Belew (photo courtesy of Warrick County Sheriff’s Office), 30, of Clarksville, TN. Assisting a Criminal as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony