A cop killer had his day in court yesterday, but instead of exercising his right to remain silent, he caused a disturbance, shouting obscenities at the judge and reporters.
Joshua Tremaine Jones, 26, was arrested Saturday and charged with shooting Master Public Safety Officer Sandra E. Rogers in Aiken, S.C. Saturday morning.
According to WRDW.com, Rogers, 49, was gunned down while responding to a call from a concerned citizen of suspicious activity at Eustis Park just after 7:30 a.m.
Jones is also charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Cayce Vice, who was shot once in the head in her Augusta, GA apartment on Saturday. Cayce (pictured above) was 5 weeks pregnant.
On Monday Jones stood before Judge Donna Williamson for a bond hearing in Aiken. He entered the courtroom wearing a orange and white striped jail jumpsuit. Jones appeared to be experiencing acute side effects of antipsychotic medications.
“Do you want to be screened for an attorney?” asked Judge Williamson.
“I don’t care!” Jones yelled back. After mouthing a few profanities in the direction of reporters, Jones turned his attention back to the judge.
“Do you have the income to hire an attorney on your own?” she asked him.
“Does it look like it? G** d******!” Jones answered back.
“What I saw in court today was a very disturbing individual. He appeared to show no remorse for the actions he had taken. He was disrespectful to the judge and others in the courtroom while he was there,” said Cpt. Troy Elwell with Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
Jones’ father, James, said his son suffers from mental problems, and he might have been off his meds during his explosive court appearance.
Jones’ father also told reporters he believes his son’s actions are the “work of Satan”.
“It’s purely the work of the devil. It’s got to be the work of Satan. It’s a spirit world that is way beyond us,” he said.
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