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Teen arrested on warrant at Jefferson City school


An 18-year-old man was arrested at Jefferson City High School on Thursday on suspicion of being a fugitive out of Virginia.

Terry L. Jones III was arrested at the Jefferson City High School campus after a school resource officer was made aware of the outstanding warrant, said Jefferson City Police Department Lt. David Williams.

Jones was charged with producing a minor for obscene material by communications and enticing a minor to perform porn out of Powhatan County, Virginia, according to court documents.

Information on why Jones was suspected of such crimes in Virginia or why he was on Jefferson City School District property was not immediately available. JCSD spokesperson Ryan Burns did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Friday.

Jones was in the Cole County Jail on Friday and waiting to be extradited.

Powhatan Commonwealth Attorney Gretchen Brown told ABC 17 News that she could not release many details of the case. She said the two charges, which allegedly occurred in August 2019, are both felonies in Virginia. Brown said she planned on trying Jones as an adult.

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Madison Fleck

Madison Fleck is the content editor for ABC 17 News.



  1. I feel like this was reported way before there was actually a story to report. And, per JCPS documents (public) this young man attended JCHS as a full time student. I guess I don’t understand why this was considered “news”.

    1. Danielle: An arrest was made at a local high school on an out-of-state warrant for a sex crime, which we consider newsworthy. We’ve made several inquiries to JC Schools about his student status but received no answer. We also contacted the authorities in Virginia who charged Mr. Jones to get more information about the basis for the charges but they did not provide that information.

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