Prichard shooting suspect captured in California

Cornelius Maurice Jones
Cornelius Maurice Jones

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Prichard Police Department announce the arrest of Cornelius Maurice Jones.

Jones was arrested Thursday, May 22 in Sacramento, Calif.

Jones had been a fugitive from justice since a shooting that occurred in the City of Prichard in 2008.

Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force investigators received this case in April 2014 and began an intensive investigation in order to ascertain Jones’ location.

Investigators were able to determine that Jones had fled Mobile shortly after the shooting in 2008 because of the intense media attention surrounding his status as a fugitive.

Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force investigators determined that Jones was residing in Sacramento with an associate who had ties to the Mobile area. Late Thursday evening, U.S. Marshals Service investigators went to that location in Sacramento and took Jones into custody.

U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Alabama Charles Andrews said, “I have made mention in the past that if you run, we will find you. Mr. Jones decided to run clear across the country in 2008 because the media attention was too much for him. Well as this story goes, his six years of freedom came to an end yesterday. Now the justice system will have an opportunity to work and the victim of this crime will have some closure.”

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is made up of partnering agencies including the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board, Alabama National Guard Counterdrug Program, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Brewton Police Department, Mobile Police Department, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Monroeville Police Department, Prichard Police Department, Selma Police Department, United States Border Patrol, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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