Marlon Jones is a Jamaican man charged with murdering four people during a bloody gun battle in a Los Angeles suburb has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. This was an early-morning shootout that occurred on October 15, 2016 in a home being used as a restaurant. In addition to the murders, 10 individuals were wounded.
“It appears Jones was part of an East Coast Jamaican criminal group involved in the illegal distribution of marijuana, and his crew was in Los Angeles trying to settle a dispute with a rival Jamaican crew,” said Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitives Task Force. Because the crime happened so recently, Garriola said, “it is still very early in the investigation. We are not sure if the crews were business associates or if their dispute was over territory.”
There are also unanswered questions about Jones himself, who is believed to have been born in Jamaica and has a long criminal record in which he has used multiple names and dates of birth. “The biggest challenge right now besides finding him,” Garriola explained, “is trying to figure out who he really is.” He added, “We’re calling him Marlon Jones based on his criminal history in New York, but at this point it’s anyone’s guess what his actual birth name is. We don’t believe he is a U.S. citizen.”
Here is the information investigators currently have about Jones:
- He has an extensive and violent criminal record, including arrests for manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon during a burglary, and felony possession of marijuana.
- He uses multiple aliases and dates of birth. He has been charged with crimes in New Jersey under the name of Rasheen Brantley and has served time in New York state under than name of Floyd Evans. Other aliases include Anthony Howard, Anthony Winter, and variations on those names. Dates of birth include birth years ranging from 1970 to 1981.
- Jones is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Because Jones operated predominantly on the East Coast, Garriola believes he has fled Los Angeles. Besides strong ties to New York and New Jersey, the fugitive also has connections in Connecticut, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.
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