Bond set at $100,000 in slaying of octogenarian Fellow tenant seized in case

May 01, 1993|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

A 20-year-old man charged with slaying an 85-year-old man earlier this month in the Johnson Square Apartments in East Baltimore was ordered held on $100,000 bond in Eastside District Court yesterday, officials said.

Shaun Lamont Jones, who lived in the apartment building, was remanded to the Baltimore City Detention Center to await trial on charges of first-degree murder and a deadly weapon violation.

Police said he was arrested about 6 a.m. Thursday in the building in the 500 block of E. Preston St.

Detective Christopher J. Bieling said the homicide unit also searched a house in the 1600 block of Heathfield Road where an aunt and uncle of the suspect reside, but he declined to say if they found anything.

Mr. Jones is accused of killing Jack Freeman, who was found stabbed to death in his second-floor apartment. The seven-story building has 224 apartments for senior citizens and low-income families.

On Feb. 12, another building resident, Amelia Scott, 58, was found stabbed to death. Police said no arrests have been made in that case.

Detective Bieling said because of the "sensitive" nature of the investigation he would not divulge a motive for the slaying of Mr. Freeman or whether there is a connection with the other victim. Both victims were members of the Jehovah's Witness, building residents said.

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