The Latest: ‘Investigative technique’ used to locate robbery suspect

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A second man was arrested in connection to a July 29 armed robbery on Hudnell Street in Washington.

On Monday, police arrested Jaquan Tremel Jones, 22, of East 11th Street, in the Raleigh area. Washington Police Department collaborated with Greenville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Teams from Greenville and Raleigh to locate Jones, according to Washington Police Capt. William Chrismon.

Jones is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree rape, possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two felony probation violations.

He is being held in Wake County Detention Center under an $810,000 bond, pending appearances.

According to Chrismon, two men approached the robbery victim on July 29, displayed a firearm and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the suspects fired a shot into the ground before fleeing.

Washington police arrested Tashombee Keishawn Jones, 24, of Pierce Street, a little more than a week ago following the robbery. He was charged with armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Prior to the July 29 robbery, Tashombee Jones was out on bond pending a trial for conspiracy to traffic opium and possession of five or more counterfeit instruments, according to Chrismon.

“Basically it was just investigative technique. … We were just able to put things together,” Chrismon said of tracking Jaquan Jones, adding that he could not disclose details of those techniques. “We have to rely on a lot of people and the public to help us out.”

He said information regarding why Jaquan Jones was in Wake County is not being disclosed for safety reasons. The same goes for information about the robbery victim.

“We don’t want to put any more information out there to make the victim any more of a target,” he said.

Both Joneses have previous convictions on criminal charges in Beaufort County — said Chrismon, “They’ve seen us before.”