Southern Pines Police Department arrested a West End man Friday on multiple drug charges and was jailed under a $760,000 bond.
Jonathan Dynell Jones, 27, had outstanding warrants when the police observed him on Haines Court in Southern Pines. When Jones saw the officers, he “fled on foot while clenching his pants pocket or attempting to remove an item from his pants pocket, believed by the pursuing officer to be a firearm,” said Southern Pines Police Department in a news release.
The police apprehended the suspect on Fire Lane and found in his possession a stolen .40 caliber Berretta semi-automatic pistol. The officers also found in Jones’ possession marijuana, digital scales, Percocet, and $872 in cash.
Items seized from Jonathan Dynell Jones during his arrest. Photo provided by Southern Pines Police Department.
Jones was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to sell/deliver marijuana (2 counts), possession of a schedule II controlled substance (2 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed firearm, resisting a public officer, felony probation violation (2 counts), felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession with the intent manufacture sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance (2 counts), felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, trafficking of heroin (2 counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“The Southern Pines Police Department maintains an outstanding working relationship with our federal law enforcement partners and will be seeking additional federal charges and federal prosecution of Jonathan Dynell Jones to further protect our community,” said Captain Charles Campbell. “In addition, the Southern Pines Police Department would like to recognize the work done by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office who were responsible for the issuance of the arrest warrants that were the foundation which initiated the investigation that subsequently resulted in the arrest of Jones.”
Jones has an October 23 court date and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.