Jones remained in the Fulton County Jail on Monday on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Gerald Jones (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Douglas was driving his MARTA route about 10 a.m. Sunday on Ormond Street when he glanced out of his side-view mirror and saw Jones stabbing Bradley in her back, side and chest, according to the report. He pulled the bus over and yelled at Jones to stop and asked someone to call 911.
When Jones didn’t stop, Douglas grabbed a stick and swung at the man, police said. Douglas hit Jones twice before Jones stabbed Bradley again, causing the knife to break off in her leg, according to the report.
Douglas chased Jones down the block and hit him a third time before a passenger ran off the bus and tackled Jones. The men tied an extension cord around Jones until police arrived.
Other passengers assisted Bradley, who was bleeding from the neck, until paramedics arrived. One witness told police he saw Jones stab Bradley 22 times. Bradley was immediately taken to surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital with “several lacerations to her right ear, neck, right bicep, right palm and right thigh,” according to the police report.
Police have not provided a motive, but according to the report Jones admitted “he tried to kill the old woman during the attack and admitted to having violent tendencies.”