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Man at large since January 20 turns himself in, $150,000 cash-only bond

By Reggie LeeChris Regnier,


ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A north St. Louis County man facing a child sex crime charge remained behind bars Sunday morning after surrendering to police.

Authorities are confirming that 48-year-old Julian Jones Sr. was jailed at the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton on a $150,000 cash-only bond. Authorities had been looking for Jones after an at large charge was issued against him back on January 20.

That means Jones was charged with a crime, but was still not in custody.

On Saturday, St. Louis County Police said Jones turned himself in at the Justice Center and was taken into custody without incident.


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Jones is charged with second-degree statutory rape. Investigators explained that Jones had sex with a girl under 17 years old.

FOX was told that the victim became pregnant from the encounter and had a child.

Investigators revealed that DNA was taken from the victim and Jones, and paternity testing indicates that Jones is the father.

Jones was featured on at least one large billboard along I-270 in north county while authorities were looking for him. Police shared that during the search for Jones, he had connections to St. Louis and O’Fallon, Illinois.

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The St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons detectives are leading this investigation. You’re urged to call police if you have any information.

FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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