The brother of a man serving a life sentence for murder was arrested after allegedly filming himself pointing a gun at a Jonesboro police officer and then uploading the video to his Instagram account.
In the video, a man can be seen filming himself aiming a gun at the officer as he conducts a traffic stop. The video appears to have been taken from the back seat of another car.
The incident occurred March 9, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said in a news release. An investigation was launched after someone discovered the video online and alerted authorities to it.
Detectives identified 18-year-old Jordan Jones of Thomaston as the owner of the Instagram account. According to police, Jones made previous posts about freeing his older brother, Cameron, who is serving a life sentence for a robbery and homicide in Upson County. He also faces homicide charges for another fatal shooting in Forest Park.
Last year, investigators said they foiled a plot by Cameron Jones to kill two Upson deputies and escape during a jail transport from Clayton County.
At the time, Upson Sheriff Dan Kilgore said deputies discovered a hand-drawn map detailing Cameron Jones’ escape plan.
“His encouragement was that the deputies be shot and executed there,” Kilgore told Channel 2 Action News. “It went into details, even to the point of having a map drawn of where to escape to.”
Cameron Jones was in custody after being accused of murdering Roderick Crawford in Upson County and Mario Edwards in Clayton County, AJC.com previously reported. He, along with Ashanti Dorsey and 18-year-old Kiera Williams, allegedly lured men with the promise of sex before killing them.
Cameron Jones, Dorsey and Williams were all charged with several felonies, including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, the GBI said previously.
Jordan Jones was arrested Friday after investigators identified him as the suspect who pointed the gun at the officer and obtained warrants for his arrest, authorities said.
“It was not long after that Jordan’s own mother dragged him into the Upson County Jail where the Fugitive Squad took him into custody,” Hill said in his release.
Jordan Jones remains held at the Clayton County Jail on one count of pointing a gun at another, online records show.
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