Accused child rapist flees after cutting off monitoring device
May 14, 2012 1:48 PM
Cedric Jones, 43, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in March 2010.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A bond revocation order has been issued against accused child rapist Cedric Jones after he cut off his electronic monitoring device and disappeared Sunday afternoon.
Metro police said Jones, 43, was free on a $200,000 bond and scheduled to stand trial on Monday.
Jones is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female family member in March of 2010.
According to a police affidavit, the teen accused Jones of taking her to a storage facility where he held her at gunpoint and raped her.
The affidavit claims that Jones kept the girl overnight before dropping her off at home in the morning.
As he drove off he reportedly said he was going to kill himself, the affidavit read.
Jones was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury on four counts of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
He spent several months in jail but was let out on bail after he petitioned the court on several grounds including the accusation that he was being framed by his wife so she could obtain custody of their children.
Jones was given a GPS monitor and returned to his home on Crestfield Drive in the Bradford Hills subdivision of south Nashville.
Neighbors told Nashville's News 2 Monday they never feared for their safety because they weren't convinced Jones committed child rape and assumed his charges had more to do with his divorce.
They described Jones, a previous leader in the subdivision's homeowner's association, as a nice and polite man who often waved at neighbors and cared about the area.
Officials report Jones' electronic monitoring device was cut off at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police spent the morning Monday at Jones' home but had received no clues about his whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to call Metro police at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.