Auburn Hills Man Charged for Pontiac Murder

PONTIAC, MI – A 21-year-old Auburn Hills man has been charged with a murder case in Pontiac.Dashawn Jones

On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, at 2:45 p.m., Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the corner of Motor St. and Crystal Lake Dr. on the report of a male subject who was shot and lying on the street near the intersection.

Upon arrival Deputies located the shooting victim lying on a sidewalk at Motor St. and Hughes Ave. Deputies rendered aid until STAR EMS arrived on scene.

The victim, who has been identified as Jesson Adams Iglesias, 37-years-old, of Pontiac, was transported to McLaren Oakland via STAR EMS. Several witnesses stated they observed three unknown black males interacting with the victim on Motor St. During the interaction one of the suspects produced a pistol and fired multiple shots at the victim.

Witnesses stated that the victim then chased the suspects for approximately one block south at which point the suspect fired another shot at the victim.

Iglesias then walked back north one block before collapsing near Motor St. and Hughes Ave.

Detectives and the Sheriff’s Forensic Lab responded to the scene.

Jesson Iglesias was pronounced deceased at McLaren Oakland at 3:59 p.m. Deputies escorted the body from McLaren to the Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.

Through the investigation Dashawn Darnell Jones Aka “Smash”, 21-years-old, of Auburn Hills, was identified as the shooter.

The victim was also been robbed of his wallet which has not been recovered yet, nor has the murder weapon.

Investigation continues for other two suspects.

Dashawn Jones was arraigned on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 in front of Magistrate Holtz.  Jones was given  a “No bond”.  His next court date is September 12, 2016. Jones has been charged with:

  1. Count 1. Homicide first degree-Life felony
  2. Count 2. Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony-2 year felony

Jones also had a bench warrant from the 52nd-2nd  District Court  for a traffic offense and warrant from the 52nd 3rd District Court for driving while license suspended.

Sheriff’s Detectives from the Pontiac Substation, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team and Detectives from the FBI Violent Crimes And Gang Task Force all worked collaboratively in  making this arrest possible.


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