WINDER, Ga. – Investigators in Barrow County are revealing the technological know-how that led deputies to arrest a 36-yr-outdated lady for a deadly strike and operate previous weekend.
Demetric Monique Jones, 36, of Monroe, was arrested at her dwelling on Wednesday. She was charged with hit and operate and leaving the scene of an incident resulting in accidents or death.
“This is the real suspect car. There’s a dark room in this article and that is wherever the influence takes place,” said Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith, pointing to a grainy picture of a suspect strike-and-run auto.
Demetric Monique Jones (Barrow County Sheriff’s Office environment)
The sheriff said the vehicle is strongly believed to be the exact same car that was on Highway 212 NW and Mayfair Way this previous Sunday all-around 7 a.m. that struck 52-calendar year-previous Paul Duncan. He reported engineering and sturdy investigative get the job done have been very important in creating an arrest.
“We had a GDOT camera, we had our digicam at the jail, the courthouse, that caught the suspect automobile go by. And we kind of pieced it together,” Sheriff Smith explained.
Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith claims this grainy graphic exhibits the car concerned in lethal strike and run. (FOX 5)
The sheriff reported it all started out when a deputy checked his sprint cam online video which experienced an picture of Duncan strolling on Freeway 211 close to where he was struck. That led investigators to check the cameras at the Barrow County Jail, located on the exact same road. That is when they found the graphic of the damaged automobile.
Then, they checked a nearby GDOT development a church digital camera and cameras in the city of Winder. That led Barrow County and Walton County deputies to the Jones’ home in Walton County.
The sheriff said they found her mangled silver sedan, a auto now impounded for proof, concealed from see in the back again of the property.
“In my opinion, she was, she was seeking to continue to keep it not noticeable to the community,” Sheriff Smith stated in response to the concern of if he thought Jones was making an attempt to cover her vehicle.
Deputies say they uncovered this car powering the household of Demetric Monique Jones, who was charged with strike and run and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in accidents or loss of life. (FOX 5)
“She strike my brother and she still left the scene, she did not cease to examine in on my brother and he could have potentially gotten treatment and survived,” reported David Duncan, who is grieving for the loss of his brother.
Talking by cell phone to FOX 5 from California, he praised the teamwork of legislation enforcement, which provided Barrow County, Walton County, Winder law enforcement and the Georgia Condition Patrol.
He said the justice program will determine the outcome.
Deputies say Paul Duncan was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the morning of August 21, 2022. (Household photograph)
For now, he wishes to remember his brother who will be remembered by many at his approaching funeral assistance following week.
“That’s our property, and so we have a community of people today that will come alongside one another and rejoice him, just the kindness in his coronary heart,” explained Duncan.
Jones remained in Barrow County Jail on Friday.