Men robbed after stopping to help suspect with "car trouble" | Crime
A Region 8 man is charged with aggravated robbery after police say he robbed two men at gunpoint who stopped to help him.
According to Sharp County court records, 31-year-old Jason Madrid Jones of Cherokee Village feigned car trouble Monday night near Griffin Bridge near Hardy.
When two men stopped to help him, investigators say Jones “pulled a shotgun” on them and ordered the men out of the truck.
Investigators say Jones stole $102 from one man, then took both their cell phones. The victims told police Jones then made a phone call. They reported hearing him say he “wanted to speak to Bubba, that it was J.J.”
The victims say Jones made two more calls and arranged to meet another man on the bridge. According to the affidavit, when the man showed up Jones took off a ski mask he had been wearing and told the victims not to look at him.
But one of the men did. He told police he recognized Jones and the other man.
Jones then told both men to get out of the truck and drove away in it.
According to the court records, Jones was identified in a photo lineup and a warrant was issued for his arrest.