published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Police Briefs: Man accused of raping woman

Man accused of raping woman

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    Derrick L. Jones was reportedly wearing a mask when he brutally raped a woman repeatedly on Aug. 15, 2010.
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Chattanooga police arrested a 22-year-old man after lab results showed his DNA matched evidence on the nightgown of a woman who said she was raped more than a year ago, according to an arrest report.

Derrick L. Jones has been charged with one count of aggravated rape, according to the report.

Jones, who has a lengthy criminal history, remains in Hamilton County Jail on a bond of $1 million. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 22 in front of General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck.

The woman reported that a man wearing a mask raped her repeatedly on Aug. 15, 2010, the report said. The woman did not know Jones, but when she moved out of her apartment in December, she found a cellphone that contained a photo of Jones, according to the report.

Chattanooga police Detective Karl Fields was able to use the photo to find Jones’ mother in the apartment complex and she identified Jones as her son, police said.

When questioned, Jones denied raping the woman and consented to a DNA swab in January. According to the report, the DNA results came back from the lab on Sept. 6.

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Mother accused of neglect

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    Jacobi S. Honeysucker, of Chattanooga, faces charges of child neglect and reckless endangerment after she left her four-year-old son unattended.
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A 22-year-old mother was cited by Chattanooga police after she left her 4-year-old son unattended to go to work at a gas station.

The child left the residence at 1020 W. 37th St. on Aug. 30 and began walking the streets, searching for his mother, according to an incident report.

Jacobi S. Honeysucker, of Chattanooga, faces charges of child neglect and reckless endangerment. She was given a notice to appear at the Hamilton County Jail by Tuesday to be booked on the charges. Honeysucker is scheduled to go before General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon on Sept. 29.

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joetheplumber said...

Derrick L. Jones needs to be sentenced to death. He has been released time and time again each new crime continues to get worse. There is little doubt in my mind that his next crime will be murder and I suspect he has already been involved with at least one of several in some forum or fashion. He will never contribute anything to society except pain and heartache. He has been a burden on the system since his early teenage years and there is no sign that he has any desire to change.

The parole board needs to be held accountable for his latest crime against this poor woman, after all, it was their great wisdom to re-release him back on to the streets and allow him the opportunity to commit this latest act against society and the innocent victim. If they (the judges and parole board) were required to answer for their actions, perhaps they would stop the madness they contribute with their revolving door policies.

God have mercy on thier souls for the pain and suffering they knowingly cause...

September 14, 2011 at 8:03 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Ha! "Honeysucker"... I can't help but snicker at that one.

September 14, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.

The Justice System is outdated and just plain doesn't work. Between the releases that should never take place to the overpopulation of our jails because of a piss poor system.

September 14, 2011 at 12:54 p.m.
rolando said...

There is nothing wrong with the system, Illusion. The people who administer justice are at fault.

September 14, 2011 at 5:50 p.m.
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