BLOOMBURG, Texas – Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Bailey was attempting to serve two felony warrants on Charles Alver Jones, Jr., 33, two days ago when Jones was shot and killed by the deputy.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident that took place at 11 a.m. Sunday in a wooded pasture off County Road 4915, just south of Bloomburg. Bloomburg is between Doddridge, Ark., and Queen City, Texas.
“Charles Jones, Jr. had two felony warrants. One was for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One was for a felony assault of a family household member – impeding breath, which is a felony three,” said Cass County Chief Deputy Roy L. Barker.
“Jones was a resident of Bloomburg, but both of the warrants were out of west Texas,” he added.
Per standard protocol, Deputy Bailey is on administrative leave until the investigation is complete, Chief Barker said.