ALERT: Police Search for Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in Newark

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An attempted murder incident that occurred in Newark on Saturday has police seeking the public’s help in locating the alleged suspect, 44-year-old Mr. Bobby Jones.

According to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, at approximately 6:40 p.m., police responded to a residence on Leslie Street after residents heard someone screaming for help.

Director Ambrose said, Jones assaulted a female, threatening her life and firing a gun at her then fleeing the scene.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Bobby Jones’ arrest for attempted murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

These charges are mere allegations lodged against Mr. Jones.

Mr. Jones is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law once he is captured or surrenders to Newark Police.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about Bobby Jones to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

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