My previous entry comparing the Wallace Guidroz case to the 2002 disappearance of Jahi Turner prompted me to try to find out the current whereabouts of Jahi’s stepfather, Tieray Jones. Jahi was in Tieray’s care on the day he disappeared, and Tieray is the prime suspect in his disappearance. I knew he’d gotten in trouble with the law since then but I didn’t have anything terribly recent.
Well, I learned that in 2006 in Maryland, Tieray got five years in prison after he pleaded no contest to assault in connection with a shooting. He got off pretty lightly, though; he’d initially been charged in murder (the murder happened in 2000, two years before Jahi disappeared) but there was insufficient evidence. The prosecutor called him “a menace to the community.”
Last November, Tieray was shot in the leg. (This article has a current photo of Tieray.) It was a minor injury and Tieray actually ran from the police when they arrived on the scene. He identified Tyquan Jaquese Haywood as the guy who shot him, and Haywood was jailed and charged with attempted murder. However, a few days later the police wanted to drop the case against him because they believed he was not involved in the shooting after all. No word on who actually shot Tieray or why he said Haywood did it if he did not. I found this article from 2009 about another case Haywood was involved in, that has a picture of him.
And that’s all I was able to locate. It’s certainly enough to make me want to stay away from Tieray and I would advise everyone, especially mothers of small children, to do likewise.