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Charlotte assault suspect cuts off electronic monitor

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

A Charlotte man accused of assault and felony conspiracy cut off his electronic monitoring device on Sunday and is on the run, police say.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team is trying to find Ajewan Miakle Jones.

Jones has been arrested 10 times in the last three years, according to Mecklenburg jail records.

Police say he cut off his electronic monitor and was last seen on North Pine Street.

Under CMPD’s electronic monitoring program, certain offenders are allowed to get out of jail only if they allow themselves to be tracked by CMPD. The program uses an ankle bracelet equipped with GPS technology.

The program targets suspects accused of committing robbery, auto theft, burglary and felony assaults, and can compare an offender’s location with crime incident data.

Jones is the 13th offender to cut of his ankle monitor, according to police. All of the previous suspects have been apprehended.

Officers encourage anyone with information on Jones’ whereabouts to call 704-336-VCAT (8228).

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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