Victor Jones has been charged with third-degree arson and six counts of violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Gwinnett man burned girlfriend’s clothes on grill, defaced couch

A Gwinnett County man has been charged with arson after his girlfriend told police he burned her clothes and perfume on a backyard grill.

Victor Jones has been charged with third-degree arson and six drug possession charges. He is being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on $55,300 bond. 

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Jones’ girlfriend called police on Monday and said Jones had sent her a video of her clothing and perfume being burned on a grill. She told an officer that Jones was in their home with drugs and other women.

The officer entered the Lawrenceville home and found a pill bottle with drugs inside, a police report said. The drugs were later identified as methamphetamine, oxycodone, Klonopin, Xanax, Vyvanse and a white powdery substance that tested negative for cocaine.

Jones denied the drugs were his and went outside with the officer, toward the grill, the report said. The officer saw a partially burned perfume bottle on top of the grill and asked Jones if he had burned his girlfriend’s clothes. Jones initially denied burning the clothes, but later admitted it to the officer.

“It is nothing she has not done to me,” Jones said to the officer, according to the report. “That is just me and [my girlfriend] going back and forth as usual.”

Back inside the house, the officer saw a couch that had multiple cuts in it and “F--- YOU” written on it. Jones’ girlfriend told the officer it was her couch and Jones vandalized it to “get back at her,” the report said.

The two women who were in the house with Jones told the officer that the drugs belonged to Jones. Jones was then arrested.

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