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Dad wants son to surrender

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A father makes a desperate plea for his son to turn himself in after a stabbing on Albany's southside. Albany Police are looking for 35-year-old Jonathan Ross.

They say he stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 21-year old Lashonda Jones, in the back.

Ross's father isn't sure his son did it, but as a community activist and concerned parent he wants him to surrender and clear up the matter.

Ross just wants to bring his son here to the Law Enforcement Center in hopes of getting him help. He say's his son has fallen in with the wrong crowd and hopes he'll learn a lesson from this situation.

"Jonathan, this is your father-- give me a call right now," said Ross.

It was a desperate phone call from a father to his only son. "He should have came to me in the beginning, let me take him up there, and let justice do its job."

The street level crime fighter, found himself fighting desperately to get his son Jonathan to surrender to Albany Police.

"Where ever you are hiding at son, your daddy loves you, your mother loves you and just turn yourself in."

Ross admits his son has a drug problem and has been trying to get him help. He doesn't understand what happened last night on Dervan Street. 21 year old Lashonda Jones claims Ross stabbed her in the back after a disagreement.

"I love him and everything and the only thing I can ask him to do is turn himself in, get in touch with me so I can go down to the police station with him and after he's arrested, I'll get him a lawyer."

Ross has been working with neighbors to clean up southside streets and blames evils including access to drugs and alcohol for the trouble his son's now facing.

"I came up in the streets and I look at the younger kids around here and they don't have a chance in life, and look at home many funerals we've had. Some times I help out at 11th Street Funeral home and I see those kids come through there dying and stuff."

He wants neighbors to do more to fight the drugs on their streets. Ross says in his son's case, he's got to want to get help, and feels he can get it, starting with talking to police.

Ross was able to get in touch with his son who promised to turn himself in to police tomorrow, but he wouldn't tell his dad where he was. Ross told me he's worried about his safety and hopes he'll turn himself in.

LaShonda Jones was treated at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and released. Jonathan Ross is charged with Aggravated Assault.


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