Police Chief Jones Calls Uptick in Violence Among Juveniles ‘Disturbing’

Following the announcement of an arrest of a 17-year-old in connection to the Jailyn Jones homicide investigation Monday, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said there is an increase in violence among juveniles– especially in the Germantown area.

Earlier this month, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested and charged in connection to a Germantown shooting that left a 20-year-old dead. The two suspects are both charged as adults.

Chief Jones said the Jailyn Jones homicide case is a double tragedy where the victim died and a 17-year-old is under arrest for murder. Jailyn Jones was found dead in a small creek in Germantown on Jan. 24 after having been reported missing. Officials say Jones was stabbed many times and had multiple fractures to his facial bones.

“If they know [the community] that there are some troubling signs going on in certain parts of our community with youth who are again having sort of these conflicts with each other, we encourage them to contact authorities so that we can do something about this before we have a tragic ending such as we have today,” Chief Jones said.

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