DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police have arrested two teenagers in the murder of a Good Samaritan outside of Sherlock’s Pub and Grill in Dallas on October 18.
Donald Glynn Morrow II was shot and killed when he stepped in while attempting to prevent a robbery from taking place outside of the pub. Police have arrested Tierra Winters, 17, and Justin Jones, 19, for capital murder in the shooting.
According to police, Jones admitted to shooting Morrow during the botched robbery and then hopped into a car waiting for him in front of a nearby Sports Authority that was being driven by Winters.
Dallas Police notified Morrow’s mother this morning about the capture of the accused killer. “They told me they have them. We’re glad they’re off the street.”
The victim’s mother reacts to the arrests
Surveillance video led detectives to Jones. Wednesday morning police surrounded an area where Jones apparently frequented.
Winters admits to dropping Jones off in front of a nearby Chinese restaurant. Jones then proceeded to walk towards Sherlock’s Pub. After hearing a gun shot, Winters accelerated towards a sprinting Jones to pick him up.
Jones’ images was captured by nearby video surveillance near the offense location and was identified by three witnesses and Winters.
Police also say that Jones had committed a series of robberies on that same day while Winters was his getaway driver. Investigators were able to track Jones after someone who had committed an earlier burglary with Jones came forward and said Jones had admitted to killing Donald Morrow.
A police report indicates that just four and half hours prior, an aggravated robbery took place in south Dallas in which a 2005 tan-colored Nissan, a phone and cash were taken at gunpoint from a victim. Jones is suspected in this robbery, which was corroborated by another witness who was present.
Zadarian Montgomery is accused of being with Justin Jones on the earlier car-jacking. According to arrest affidavits, all three have admitted their involvement in the crimes.
The capital murder charge is not the first offense for Jones. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Jones has two previous charges, both in Dallas County. In December of 2011, Jones received a six-month sentence for theft of a person and an additional six-month sentence for the unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
An arrest report shows that Jones was arrested for stealing an iPhone on a DART train at the Akard Station. He was captured a short time later.
Jones was released on May 21, 2012.
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