- 10:15 AM UPDATE
A Michigan homicide suspect was arrested shortly before 9 a.m. after the Kane County SWAT team entered an apartment complex in the 700 block of Oakton Road in Montgomery and took the 35-year-old into custody without incident.
According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office report, sheriff’s deputies and the Kane Country Regional SWAT team were requested at about 5:15 a.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020) to assist Montgomery police and the U.S. Marshal’s Service with a report of a sighting of Scott Jones, wanted out of Michigan for homicide.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said authorities quickly learned that Jones was held up in the apartment, which was being rented by a relative of Jones, and that there were several people in the home, including an infant girl.
“During the incident, three adults and two kids left the house, leaving Jones and the female infant inside the home,” Hain said. “When SWAT entered the house, the infant was still asleep and found uninjured.”
Kalamazoo police had been looking for Jones since Sept. 21, when officers were sent to a call of a man down with gunshot wounds.
The victim, a 20-year-old Kalamazoo resident later identified as Antonio Dewayne Reese-Manley, had been struck by gunfire. He was rushed to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
When Jones was seen in the Victoria Apartments complex this morning, Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies, members of the Kane County SWAT Team, the Montgomery Police Department and Oswego Police Department arrived on the scene to begin negotiations of Jones’ surrender.
During the standoff, Sheriff’s Office authorities advised neighboring residents to stay inside their homes, and roads in the area of the Victoria Apartments in Montgomery were blocked.
Jones will be transported to the Kane County Adult Justice Center to await extradition to Michigan, Hain said.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office