Press Conference: Dallas Police Arrest Aggravated Robbery and Murder Suspect

On December 8, 2015, we released surveillance footage from an Aggravated Robbery of the Burger King at 3004 South Buckner Boulevard. The suspect robbed the business at gunpoint while driving a blue Honda CRV that had been stolen in a car jacking on December 7, 2015. We asked for the help of the media and citizens to identify and locate this violent suspect.

As a result of those broadcasts and tips, the suspect has been identified as Juan Edward Jones, Black male 17.  A warrant for Aggravated Robbery was issued for that offense.  One day later, on December 9th, members of the US Marshal’s FAST Team arrested Jones in Little Rock Arkansas. 

Juan Edward Jones

Juan Edward Jones

Dallas Police Detectives traveled to Arkansas and interviewed Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones admitted to the Burger King robbery along with 3 other business robberies that had occurred on the same day in Southeast Dallas.  These robberies occurred at two Burger Kings, a McDonalds and a Jack in the Box restaurant.  In each offense, Mr. Jones would drive up to the cashier window after ordering food and would rob the cashier.  Mr. Jones also admitted to committing the car-jacking during which the blue Honda CRV was stolen in North Dallas. 

On December 8, due in part to the media attention, a witness came forward with information regarding the murder of Charles Johnson, Black male 17 years old, that occurred at 9914 Cedar Mountain Circle on December 5, 2015. This unnamed witness stated to Homicide detectives that he was present in the residence when the murder took place.  This witness stated that Juan Jones and the victim, Charles Johnson got into an argument and the witness stated that he saw Juan Jones shoot and kill Charles Johnson.

Arrestee Jones has admitted that he had been at 9914 Cedar Mountain Circle on the night of the murder but has denied that he was involved in Mr. Johnson’s death.

Juan Jones remains in custody at the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock Arkansas.  We are charging him with 5 counts of Aggravated Robbery and the Murder of Mr. Johnson.