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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-385 (18-378)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 27, 2018
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    Carjacking Suspect Arrested

    The suspect produced a handgun and fired three rounds at the victim.
    • Thursday
    • April 26, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Carjacking suspect, Majar Jones admitted himself to a local mental health facility under a false name in Tampa. The Tampa Police Department learned of it and arrested Jones without incident.

    Majar Jones
    DOB: 11/19/1974
    536 West Washington


    • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle - Warrant
    • Carjacking (Firearm)- Warrant
    • Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon – Warrant
    • Felon in Possession Firearm (2 counts) – Warrant
    • Possession of firearm During Commission of Felony – Warrant
    • Grand Theft Third Degree ($300-$5,000) – Warrant
    • Out of County Warrant (Carjacking with Firearm)
    • Out of County Warrant (Aggravated Assault with Firearm)
    • Out of County Warrant (Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon)

    Previous Media Alert:

    HCSO detectives have identified the suspect in today's string of criminal events that ended in Plant City. The suspect has been positively identified as Majar L. Jones DOB: 11/19/1974.

    Details: (News Release 18-378)

    On 04/25/2018 at approximate 10:45 am, the Defendant unlawfully entered the victim's green 2002 Ford F150 bearing Florida tag 9379TJ which was attached to a utility trailer and removed both of them without the victim's knowledge or consent. The victim followed the Defendant in the stolen truck and trailer to the Marathon located at 2851 Thonotosassa Road and attempted to block the Defendant from leaving. The Defendant exited the stolen vehicle and attempted to enter the vehicle the victim was in. The victim reversed away from the Defendant at which point the Defendant produced a black semi-automatic handgun and fired three rounds at the victim while he was inside the vehicle. The victim did not sustain any injuries but was in fear for his life. The Defendant re-entered the stolen truck with attached trailer and fled the scene. A short distance from the original listed location, the trailer which is valued at fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00 USD) disconnected from the stolen truck. Just prior to the theft, the Defendant abandoned a stolen vehicle from Orange County, FL on Interstate 4
    which is less than a mile from the listed location. A latent print recovered from the stolen vehicle from Orange County, FL was identified by the Witness (HCSO Forensic Print Analyst). The Victim positively identified the Defendant in a photo lineup. The Defendant has been a convicted felon since 11/07/1994 and has not had his rights restored as of 04/25/2018 per the Office of Executive Clemency. The Defendant was positively identified via Orange County Sheriff's Office Booking photo #17013049.

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