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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1997
Claiming "murder was the hallmark of the operation," federal prosecutors began a two-month trial yesterday of 10 alleged members of a ruthless East Baltimore drug organization that has been linked to more than a dozen killings and the sale of hundreds of pounds of heroin.The gang was so violent that authorities fear for the lives of witnesses, some of whom have been targeted for execution -- in orders that came from the jail cell of the organization's kingpin, Anthony Jones, prosecutors said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2011
June 5, 2011 The body of 13-year-old Tywonde' Jones lay under a white sheet behind a decrepit vacant home in Northwest Baltimore. He had been stabbed and slashed 228 times. One-hundred and eighty-eight were puncture wounds, some as deep as six inches, piercing his skull, lungs, ribs, liver and kidney. He suffered injuries to his arms and hands as he tried to fend off the blows. Word quickly spread, and the boy's mother, Monica, frenzied and grief-stricken, rushed down to Cordelia Avenue in central Park Heights.
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By Alec Klein and Alec Klein,SUN STAFF Contributing writer Lisa Viscidi, staff writer Michael James and news researcher Paul McCardell contributed to this article | June 11, 1998
The 1700 block of E. Oliver St. could be any ordinary Baltimore venue on a hot asphalt day -- neat little rowhouses with windows agape, neighbors on their stoops watching life go by, children splashing one another with water guns.But then there are other sidewalk details not uncommon in an impoverished stretch of the city such as this -- the sound of random gunfire at sunset that forces residents to cower in their kitchens.It is a puzzling atmosphere in which the likes of Anthony Ayeni Jones rises to become one of the most vicious drug lords in city history, faces life without parole in prison when he's sentenced in August, and still garners respect in his neighborhood.
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December 10, 2009
On December 5, 2009, VICTORIA JONES-OLIVER; loving mother of Jasmine, Jazel, and Jerrard Jr. She is also survived by her loving parents Janice Watson-Bethea and Anthony Jones and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Friday after 9 AM, where family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:30 AM followed by funeral services at 12. Interment King Memorial Park.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,sun reporter | May 18, 2007
A Carroll County jury convicted a Westminster man of first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder yesterday in a December 2005 double shooting that resulted in the county's only homicide in two years. Shawn Anthony Jones, 29, faces a possible sentence of life in prison without parole plus 88 years after being found guilty on 11 charges that included kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault and attempted armed robbery. David P. Daggett, deputy state's attorney for Carroll County, said he expects Jones will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2011
The body of 13-year-old Tywonde' Jones lay under a white sheet behind a decrepit vacant home in Northwest Baltimore. He had been stabbed and slashed 228 times. One-hundred and eighty-eight were puncture wounds, some as deep as six inches, piercing his skull, lungs, ribs, liver and kidney. He suffered injuries to his arms and hands as he tried to fend off the blows. Word quickly spread, and the boy's mother, Monica, frenzied and grief-stricken, rushed down to Cordelia Avenue in central Park Heights.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1998
Anthony Ayeni Jones, the fast-talking drug lord who ruled over one of the most murderous narcotics organizations in Baltimore history, was convicted yesterday of conspiring to kill rivals, federal witnesses, police informants and their mothers.Jones, who relied on fear to run his $30,000-a-day cocaine and heroin operation, showed no emotion and popped a mint-flavored Lifesaver into his mouth as the verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in what would be the first execution for a federal crime committed in Maryland.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1997
Mookie had just entered his teens when he started running money for an East Baltimore drug gang. He had an IQ of 73. His own lawyer described the house he grew up in as "the pit of narcotics.""He needs help," the boy's lawyer pleaded in court in 1991, arguing that his 5-foot-2-inch, 110-pound client need not be tried as an adult in a drug case. "He needs to be out of 1746 E. Oliver St."But Darnell "Mookie" Jones never left home. He was convicted of manslaughter at 14. Convicted of selling drugs at 16. Convicted of having a gun at 18. Charged with slaying three people between December 1994 and April 1995, but never prosecuted.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1997
Dontay Carter, the Baltimore killer who once made an infamous escape by leaping out of a judge's bathroom window, told members of a jury yesterday that they should blame him and not a notorious drug gang for the attempted murder of his half brother.Carter, 24, serving two consecutive life sentences plus 119 years for a murder and kidnapping spree, testified for the defense as a huge federal racketeering trial winds down. The Anthony Jones organization is suspected in a dozen killings, and nine of the ring's alleged lieutenants are on trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
Three men described as enforcers in the notorious Anthony Jones drug organization were convicted yesterday of participating in the murder of a federal witness who had testified before a grand jury about the gang's activities.Jones, convicted this year of running one of the most murderous narcotics rings in city history, ordered the "hit" in February 1997 from a prison telephone. He used a secret coded language to inform a trusted gang member on how to do the killing, according to evidence at the trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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March 13, 2009
On March 9, 2009, HATTIE L.; beloved mother of Charles Jones, Jr., David Jones, Anthony Jones, Sr. She is also survived by one daughter-in-law and best friend Tammy Holloway, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Friends may call at the Estep Bros. Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place on Friday 12 noon to 7:30 P.M. Family will receive friends Saturday 10 to10:30 A.M at the chapel. Funeral service to follow. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Glenn Graham | April 2, 2008
All season-opening games are special to players, whatever the sport may be. For Centennial lacrosse standout Harrison Chaires, last Friday's 14-8 win over Mount Hebron was much more special. The junior attackman, who transferred from Mount Hebron, had the chance to play against his former team and he responded favorably, scoring four goals to spark the Eagles' offense. "I've stayed on good terms with all the players at Mount Hebron and I was just really pumped up for the game," Chaires said.
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December 4, 2007
On November 29, 2007, TYWONDE` JONES, loving son of Monica and Anthony Jones. He is also survived by grandparents Annabel and Leon Tillman, 3 sisters, 1 brother and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 9A.M. where family will receive friends on Thursday 11:30A.M. followed by funeral services at 12 noon. Interment King Memorial Park.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | August 28, 2007
A Westminster man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 30 years, with the possibility of parole, in a Carroll County Circuit Court case involving first-degree felony murder and attempted second-degree murder in a December 2005 double shooting that resulted in Carroll County's only homicide in two years. Shawn Anthony Jones, 29, was convicted of 11 counts in May, including first-degree felony murder, attempted second-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and first- and second-degree assault.
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February 22, 2006
On Monday, February 20, 2006, VIRGINIA ESTELLE (nee Jones); devoted mother of Merle Hendricks and her husband the late Elrod, Anthony Jones and his wife Tina, Ava Lee and her husband Franklin, Lynne Johnson and her husband Michael, Howard Jones and his wife Concetta; sister of Mary Edna Haskins, Madeline Wilson, Anna Baskerville, Lacy Jones and Willie Jones; loving grandmother of Ryan Henricks, Alexsandra Walton, Ian Hendricks, Heather Malone, Antony Jones,...
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February 15, 2006
A second man is charged in Carroll double shooting A second Westminster man has been charged in connection with a double shooting in December that resulted in Carroll County's only homicide in the past two years, according to court records. Anthony Cornelius Jones, 23, of the 1800 block of Sam's Creek Road was released Monday from the Carroll County Detention Center after posting $250,000 bond. He faces 14 charges, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault, armed carjacking and being an accessory after the fact, court records show.
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By Peter Hermann and Scott Higham and Peter Hermann and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1997
A witness who testified before a federal grand jury investigating a powerful East Baltimore drug gang was killed in February -- found shot in the head in his dining room, according to newly filed court documents.Police have not determined a motive in the Feb. 27 killing of John Jones, 40, but federal law enforcement sources say investigators think the slaying was one of a series of retaliatory measures against witnesses in the trial scheduled for this fall.Last week, six members of the drug organization allegedly run by Anthony Ayeni Jones were indicted in U.S. District Court on charges related to the killing of John Jones, who authorities think is Anthony Jones' uncle.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1997
Describing a duel of drug kingpins that created a climate of "kill-or-be-killed," a notorious East Baltimore heroin dealer testified yesterday that he was in a race against time to assassinate the rival allegedly intent on killing him."He was out to assassinate all of us," a gravely voiced Elway Williams said of Anthony Jones, whose suspected drug organization is the focus of a federal murder, racketeering and narcotics trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The hearings have offered a rare firsthand account of life inside Baltimore's drug-ridden killing zones.
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