Fugitive featured on America's Most Wanted caught on UT Strip

Fugitive featured on America's Most Wanted caught on UT Strip

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Tyshon Leteek Jones (Source: Knox County Detention Facility) Tyshon Leteek Jones (Source: Knox County Detention Facility)

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man wanted in a Maryland murder and featured on the television show America's Most Wanted was caught by police at a business on the Cumberland Avenue strip.

Tyshon Leteek Jones, 20, was arrested Sunday morning after police responded to a call about a fight at Rocky Top Market.

Three women at the market told police two men had assaulted them. A witness gave officers a description of the car the suspects left in and police caught up with the men a few minutes later.

Suspects Jerome Locke and Lamar Green were taken back to the market and identified by the victims as being responsible for the assault.

Both were arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

While the suspects were being booked at the Knox County Detention Facility, the Knox County Sheriff's Department informed police that Lamar Green was the suspect's alias and that his real name is Tyshon Leteek Jones.

Jones was wanted for a 2010 murder that happened in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Jones had been featured on the television show America's Most Wanted on three separate occasions for the crime as recently as Jan. 2012.

Knoxville Police informed Montgomery County investigators of the arrest.

Jones is currently being held at the Knox County Detention Facility on the assault charges while he awaits extradition to Maryland.

Jerome Locke was charged with one count of assault and one count of disorderly conduct. He has since been released on a $1,500 bond.

Justin Wright, a senior at the University of Tennessee, was out Saturday night into Sunday morning hanging out with friends on the Strip. It was the same time and in the same area where a man featured three times on America's Most Wanted was arrested.

Wright said, "It's pretty frightening, but I'm glad that they caught him. Makes you feel better."

Capt. Don Jones with the Knoxville Police Department is pleased KPD officers were able to arrest the fugitive.

"That's one of the greatest rewards of our job is to be able to give the family closure in a tragic situation like this," said Capt. Jones.

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