Accused child rapist who went missing before trial surrenders

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:19pm
Staff reports
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Cedric Jones

The accused child rapist who allegedly cut off an electronic monitoring device a day before he was set to go on trial surrendered to a bonding company Wednesday afternoon.

Cedric Jones, 43, of Crestfield Drive, is currently in jail after turning himself over to T-Bonding Company on Gay Street downtown, according to Metro police. T-Bonding and two other bonding companies had joined together to post Jones’ $200,000 bail.

Criminal Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn on Sunday evening revoked Jones’ bond hours after authorities allege he cut off his monitoring device.

Jones was scheduled to stand trial Monday on four counts of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in March 2010.

A Davidson County grand jury indicted Jones on those five charges in June of 2010.

On Monday, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force joined in the search and nationwide extradition was authorized for Jones, who had been free on the $200,000 bond.