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Gainesville man charged with six felonies after roommate said he was waving a gun around

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tyrese Da’jon Jones, 24, was arrested last night and charged with six felonies after his roommate called 911 and said he was high on “beans” and waving a gun around.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a residence in the Lamplighter mobile home park at about 9:20 p.m. last night after a man said his roommate was high on “beans” and waving a handgun with an extended magazine around.

While the officer was investigating the incident, Jones asked to use the bathroom, and as an officer escorted him to the bathroom, he reportedly reached for a bag on the couch, apparently trying to adjust its position.

A search of Jones’ person reportedly produced about 2.2 grams of MDMA, which Jones reportedly said was “beans” or Ecstasy; he said the drugs were for personal use. Jones asked the officer to collect his bag from the couch; a Glock magazine with six rounds of 9mm ammunition was reportedly in plain view in the bag, and a search of the bag reportedly produced 27.3 grams of marijuana, a scale, and multiple plastic bags. Another round of ammunition was reportedly found under the couch.

Post Miranda, Jones reportedly admitted that the magazine was his but said he had sold the firearm it belonged to; he said he hadn’t included the standard magazine because he sold the firearm with an extended magazine. Jones said he takes “beans” recreationally and does not sell marijuana. He reportedly said he has a scale so he won’t get “ripped off” but had no explanation for the baggies.

At the request of Jones’ roommate, officers conducted a further search of the residence and found a loaded Glock 17 with an extended magazine containing 27 rounds and one round in the chamber behind the washing machine. The gun was reported stolen in Alachua County.

Jones’ roommate and a witness reportedly told officers that Jones sells marijuana from the residence.

Jones, a convicted felon, has been charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, and maintaining a drug dwelling.

Jones is also facing a sworn complaint for grand theft for allegedly taking over $1,300 from a cash register at XMart on SW 13th Street on March 26.

Jones has been in Alachua County for five months; he has felony convictions and active warrants in other states. Judge Mark Moseley set bail at $70,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Those felons and firearms again. He had multiple at that. If you’re legally able, it would be in your best interest to own at least one to protect yourself and your family.

    All of you liberal idiots, it’s not a firearm problem, it’s a criminal problem. It also appears it’s a problem you lemmings continue to allow since your elected leaders keep inviting them.

  • Given the convicted felon, possession of stolen firearm, and ]pending felony case, plus his admission to taking magic beans so he feels better. It might be a better idea if he stays in jail with no bond.

  • Beans is slang for ecstasy and some forms of Molly. Some people have scales to protect themselves from getting ripped off when purchasing marijuana.

    And SIDE NOTE*All domestic terrorists are Christian conservative*

    Enough with the liberal bashing. It’s not an intelligent way to convey talking points.

    • Nice to know some liberals can still follow directions. Apparently the one in the story can’t and those you elected don’t care.

    • Side note ” You must be as stupid as the crap you are shoveling” you must have missed the story where a Miss ” I don’t what I am shot up a Christian School, last week a black Male ” I don’t know what I am” went on a shooting spree on the streets of Philadelphia. And most recently Egyptian Male shot in out with Police in N.D. for no apparent reason. But you would not know that since the liberal news your are watching hides these facts. And if this dumbA– needs to take beans to get through the day he is just plain stupid. The Glock 17 and scales lead to clues of dope dealing.

    • Have you ever seen a Christian conservative shoot up a school or a church? Have you ever seen a Christian conservative drive a vehicle into a crowd? Burn a city down rioting? The majority of domestic terrorists aren’t conservative – terrorism isn’t conservative.

        • You are a pathetic little man, how do you know these people were “conservative Christians?” Answer is: you don’t. Only God knows that. But if you want to talk about murderers, lets talk about good atheist murderers like Mao who killed millions, or Hitler the occultist who also killed millions, or Pol Pot who also killed millions. I can go on too.

          • You should man up and use your real name. 352-327-6056. Let me know if you want to talk in person.

  • Another stolen gun by a felon? Don’t they read the gov’t press releases on gun violence? “They” being the DA and judges, I meant.

  • Folks, pretty obvious the system is broken. Multiple felonies and still counting disobeying the law and terrorizing law abiding citizens. Tough love ain’t working. Bet your sweet hiny that chains and sling blades mowing the roadways in 100 degree heat would cure a lot of this savagery.

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