Friday, December 2, 2016

FBI's New Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive: Marlon Jones

The FBI released the below information:

A Jamaican man charged with murdering four people during a bloody gun battle in a Los Angeles suburb has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.

Marlon Jones is wanted in connection with the early-morning shootout that occurred on October 15, 2016 in a home being used as a restaurant. In addition to the murders, 10 individuals were wounded.

“It appears Jones was part of an East Coast Jamaican criminal group involved in the illegal distribution of marijuana, and his crew was in Los Angeles trying to settle a dispute with a rival Jamaican crew,” said Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitives Task Force.

Because the crime happened so recently, Garriola said, “it is still very early in the investigation. We are not sure if the crews were business associates or if their dispute was over territory.”

There are also unanswered questions about Jones himself, who is believed to have been born in Jamaica and has a long criminal record in which he has used multiple names and dates of birth. “The biggest challenge right now besides finding him,” Garriola explained, “is trying to figure out who he really is.”

He added, “We’re calling him Marlon Jones based on his criminal history in New York, but at this point it’s anyone’s guess what his actual birth name is. We don’t believe he is a U.S. citizen.”

Here is the information investigators currently have about Jones:

He has an extensive and violent criminal record, including arrests for manslaughter, use of a deadly weapon during a burglary, and felony possession of marijuana.

He uses multiple aliases and dates of birth. He has been charged with crimes in New Jersey under the name of Rasheen Brantley and has served time in New York state under than name of Floyd Evans. Other aliases include Anthony Howard, Anthony Winter, and variations on those names. Dates of birth include birth years ranging from 1970 to 1981.

Jones is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Because Jones operated predominantly on the East Coast, Garriola believes he has fled Los Angeles. Besides strong ties to New York and New Jersey, the fugitive also has connections in Connecticut, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.

 “Based on the nature of this crime, he will be armed and extremely dangerous,” said Garriola, who has been involved in multiple Top Ten Fugitive investigations and believes the significant reward could make a difference in this case.

“Even for his associates involved in the narcotics business,” Garriola said,” $100,000 is still a lot of money.” Garriola also stressed that anyone providing information can remain anonymous. “Everything is confidential,” he said.

If you have information regarding Marlon Jones, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip on our website.

Jones is the 510th individual to be named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Since its creation in 1950, 478 of the fugitives named to the list have been apprehended or located—158 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.


  1. This is another case that puzzles me. Here is a thug with an "extensive and violent criminal record" who is not spending his life in a prison. The criminal justice system has some real problems when this kind of fellow still exists. I guess I'm a hard-ass who has no soft-spot in his heart for parole, probation, and short prison sentences for repeat offenders. Thanks for sharing the information. I hope this fellow soon comes to the end of the road. Am I being too mean-spirited?
    Postscript: And why on earth is this alien thug still in the United States!

  2. RT,

    No, I don't think you are being too mean-spirited. We have enough home-grown criminals, thank you, we certainly don't need to import them.

    The FBI has a fairly good record of catching those on their Top Ten Wanted Fugitive list, so hopefully he will be caught soon.

    The Marshals Service and DEA also have a good record of catching bad guy fugitives, and Jones is no doubt on their radar as well.