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Suspect in shooting of Aiken officer to appear in court

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 9:47 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 7:12 AM
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The man accused of shooting and killing Aiken Public Safety Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers will appear in court Monday.

Joshua Tremaine Jones will go in front of the bond judge as a formality, Aiken Lt. David Turno said. A magistrate judge cannot set bond on a murder charge, so he will be sent to a circuit court later.

Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Rogers was dispatched to Eustis Park to check on a suspicious vehicle. Shortly after, she was shot and taken to Aiken Regional Medical Centers, where she later died.

Officers immediately put out a “be on the lookout” alert for a blue BMW that was seen leaving the scene. Jones’ father, James Jones, said he had reported the car missing the night before when his son took it and did not return.

While the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was searching for Jones, deputies in Richmond County discovered the body of his 21-year-old girlfriend, Cayce Vice, in her apart­ment on Washington Road. At 5 weeks pregnant with Jones child, she was shot in the head while in bed.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said Vice had been shot “at least a few hours” before officers found her.

Jones was arrested without incident at 11:35 a.m. on Youman Street in Bates­burg, S.C., about 30 miles from Aiken.

His father told reporters at the Aiken Public Safety news conference Saturday evening that his son had been “going through a lot of mental issues.” The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Jones will be charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/30/12 - 12:23 am
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Why the waste of time and

Why the waste of time and manpower sending him before a judge that cannot set bond - he will have to appear before a circuit judge later?
Talking about a waste of money!

CABoatright
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CABoatright 01/30/12 - 08:04 am
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Shoot on sight.
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Shoot on sight.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 01/30/12 - 09:49 am
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I just do not understand the

I just do not understand the attraction of young pretty girls to young men that look like him or act like him.
Sad sad sad.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/30/12 - 10:18 am
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JRC, it seems it has always

JRC, it seems it has always been that way. When I was 18, it seemed the prettiest girls wanted to hang with scrungiest looking guy they could find. I guess the difference then was, the worst thing the bad boys did was smoke some dope.

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 01/30/12 - 11:12 am
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A big tall tree and a short

A big tall tree and a short rope are all that is needed to remedy this situation.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/30/12 - 08:47 pm
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They have to go by the book

They have to go by the book so they have no grounds for him to appeal on.
Seeing the news tonight it is obvious that his mental condition is going to come into play.
I am so disgusted that we've had three officers killed in the line of duty in such a short time.
My heart is aching for the families.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/30/12 - 10:58 pm
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That murderer put on a great

That murderer put on a great act - wonder who'll really fall for that 'mental condition' -

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/31/12 - 12:28 am
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I can just hear it now;

I can just hear it now; temporary insanity. IF he is messed up, he is so because of actions he CHOSE to take (drugs), so no go.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 01/31/12 - 08:12 am
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Oh come on!! If he were
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Oh come on!! If he were baring his teeth & growling while being treated before committing 2 murders, he would have been in restraints in the hospital...that waste of skin is playing it up & heaven forbid if it works.

MercadiesMX1983
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MercadiesMX1983 02/01/12 - 12:00 am
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THANK YOU "itsanotherday1"

THANK YOU "itsanotherday1" Can nobody else see he's not acting mental, he's acting like a straight crackhead who (if it's not still in his system) is going through DT's

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