Man Gets Million Dollar Bond For Burglaries
(Memphis) Edward Jones is in jail on a $1 million dollar bond after police say he broke into two apartments on North Graham Road and stole a flat screen TV, 2 Playstations and an Xbox.
The bond seems high for a theft valued at about $1,200, but not when you look at his criminal past.
Jones had been arrested for aggravated burglary in 2011, 2009, twice in 2008 and in 2006, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
“If he is caught right now, they ought to keep him locked-up,” said Michael Williams, who lives in Wilburn Street.
Williams lives across the street from a vacant house in East Memphis, that police say ended-up tying Jones to his latest crimes.
Police say when he burglarized the apartments on Graham, he hit a fence on the way out, damaging his car.
Police say they found the damaged car behind a vacant house on Wilburn St. and next to it, a flat screen TV, two Playstations and an Xbox.
Police say that car was registered to Jones.
The district attorney’s office says Jones’ bond has been set at $1 million dollars so he can’t bond out again.
After his last aggravated burglary arrest in October, he got out of jail for $18,000.
“I hope they give him the boot, throw the sink at him,” said Williams. “Because you know folks work hard for their stuff, you don`t go around doing stuff like that.”
Jones is due in court August 17.