Burglary suspect placed on Clay ‘Most Wanted’ list

DTL Staff
Staff Writer

A Circuit Court bench warrant has been issued in Clay County for the arrest of a man with a long history of burglary and theft, which saw him placed on the county’s Most Wanted list Thursday.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in tracking down 32-year-old Charlie Rimp Jones, who was indicted in May 2018 for a residential burglary on Aug. 23, 2017.

The Daily Times Leader previously reported Jones’ criminal history dates back to 2004 when he was charged with burglary of a business. In January 2005, he was sentenced to three years in prison and four years post-release supervision.

Two years later in April 2007, he was sentenced to three years for malicious mischief.
He completed those sentences but in 2013 and 2014, he was arrested again in connection to separate burglary and grand larceny cases.
On Oct. 13, 2015, he pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and the grand larceny and burglary charges were retired.

He was sentenced to two years as a habitual offender.
According to court records, he said he was under the influence of cocaine and methamphetamine when he committed the crimes but that he'd been clean for the months he'd been in jail.
He was released from prison on June 6, 2016, according to court records.

Jones is described as being 6-feet tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and blues eyes.

Those with any information on Jones’ whereabouts are asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 494-2896.