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Refusal to open door lands woman in hot water
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A woman has been bound to the grand jury for refusing to open the door for deputies who were there to arrest a man on outstanding warrants.
The woman, Tiffany Marie Jones, 30, was bound to the grand jury following preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on the charge of interference of service process. She was originally charged with being an accessory after the fact, but the court determined the crime fell under the new charge.
Deputy Brystol Davis reported that they arrived at the Jones residence on Holcomb Road to serve a violation of probation warrant on Sean Dustin Jones.
“Upon arriving, I observed a woman later identified as Tiffany Marie Jones standing inside the home near an open window,” the deputy revealed, noting he approached the house and asked her to open the door so he could look for the wanted man. “She refused to open the front door of the residence.”
Lawmen were certain Mr. Jones was inside because his probation officer told them he drove a white Chevy which was parked outside the residence.
Deputies eventually gained access to the residence without having Ms. Jones open the door, but found the front door had been barricaded. Officers found their man once inside.
“Mr. Jones was found inside and taken into custody,” Davis said, noting they also took Ms. Jones into custody for impeding their attempt to capture the wanted man.