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Bank transaction leads to chase, manhunt

February 21, 2006
by Brian Russell

Albany -- A man wanted for setting up fake bank accounts across the state is now in custody. Eddie James Jones, Junior was arrested just before 5:00 p.m. today.

He had warrants for his arrest from at least seven counties for financial crimes.

U. S. Marshals were also on the look out for him. He tried to set up a new account using false information at Colony Bank on Ledo Road. Bank employees became suspicious and called police.

Deputies say Jones fled the Lee County bank. He didn't make it far, smashing up his Chevy truck just across the county line on Elton Street off Stuart Avenue.

Jones ran from the wreck. Lee County deputies, Albany police, and U. S. Marshals found him holed up at his new apartment just down the road.

"We just waited until we could get the proper paperwork in order to get an entry into the house," Lee Co. Chief Deputy Dennis Parker.

Jones was already wanted in Lee County on charges of establishing other fake accounts at local banks recently.


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