On July 10, 2009, at approximately 1:40 a.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a breaking and entering and larceny that had just occurred at a business on Highway 17 South in the Vanceboro area. Deputies responded and attempted to locate the suspects. Evidence was collected at the scene and stolen items were recovered at the location where a witness had last seen the suspects.
The Sheriff's Office began an investigation and conducted interviews. Evidence collected at the scene was submitted to the N.C. State Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab in Raleigh for DNA testing. After receiving the results of the tests, investigator Karen Ball, with the Sheriff's Office, applied for and obtained warrants charging Jonathan Paxton Jones, age 24, of 170 Nelson Farm Road in Chocowinity, and Eric Adam Jackson, age 20, of 11510 Highway 17 North in Vanceboro, with one count each of Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny and Larceny of a Firearm.
Jackson turned himself in at the Beaufort County Magistrate's Office on Nov. 19, 2009, and was held on a $10,000.00 secured bond. Jones is still at-large. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jonathan Jones, please call Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Caller does not have to give his/her name to receive a reward.