Four felonies have been filed against a St. Paul man accused of shooting a pistol at his longtime girlfriend and who was apprehended on Thursday morning after a confrontation with police.
According to a criminal complaint submitted in Ramsey County District Court, Tyrone Christopher Jones, 51, had been using crack with the lady at his North End residence for three days the previous week.
Woman reported to police Thursday morning, Jones woke her up early so they could have sex. Jones allegedly hit her many times in the face and head after she declined his advances.
She left the apartment but later asked Jones to allow her back in via his window. The lawsuit states that Jones then removed the screen from the bedroom window and attempted to shoot her with a handgun, but missed.
Around 6:50 on Thursday morning, the woman fled and dialed 911.
Jones’ flat on Maryland Avenue, east of Arundel Street, was the subject of a search warrant after police were unable to get in touch with him. Around 11 a.m., a SWAT squad broke through the door and quickly and quietly took Jones into custody.
A shotgun and a pistol were discovered under the mattress box spring, along with ammunition under a bed and shotgun shells in a dresser.
Jones was accused by Ramsey County prosecutors with three charges of illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition in addition to a second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
Jones cannot own firearms or ammo due to a Wisconsin drug-related felony conviction.
He has an August 16 court date.