Gordon County Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2018, deputy sheriffs from Clayton County called on the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating and arresting a fugitive wanted in connection with a Saturday night homicide in Clayton County.

Gordon County deputies and detectives, along with Clayton County deputies, followed a lead which led them to a local motel near Resaca. There, detectives utilized physical and electronic surveillance to locate Dantae Lamar Jones, age 22, of Clayton County. Jones, alone, had barricaded himself within a room. Deputies rapidly breached the barricade and surprised Jones, who was arrested without incident.

Officers subsequently executed a search warrant in the room in search of physical evidence connected with the murder. Jones was returned to Clayton County where he faces charges. Jones was listed as Number 2 on the Clayton County Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” list, and was “considered armed and dangerous”.

“This arrest was an excellent example of teamwork among sheriffs together as we rapidly resolved a most serious case," said Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston. "I commend my staff and the Clayton County deputies for this quick apprehension.”