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David Remone Jones charged with murdering James Gerald Richardson - 12/04/19

December 4, 2019

David Remone Jones charged with murdering James Gerald Richardson

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a grand jury has indicted 29-year-old David Remone Jones for murdering 39-year-old James Gerald Richardson.

The indictment, filed on July 9, 2019, charges Jones with one count of murder with a firearm, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

It is alleged in the indictment that on April 24, 2019, Jones – a convicted felon – unlawfully and intentionally caused the death of Mr. Richardson by using a firearm.

According to information previously released by the Portland Police Bureau, this investigation started on April 24, 2019 when police responded to the 8400 block of Southeast Foster Road after receiving information about a shooting.

When police arrived, they located Mr. Richardson with what appeared to be a gunshot injury. He was transported to the hospital, but later died.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Mr. Richardson’s death to be the result of a gunshot wound and determined it to be a homicide.

On December 3, 2019, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force transported Jones to Oregon from Texas. Upon his arrival, Multnomah County Circuit Court scheduled an arraignment for December 4, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in the Justice Center, Courtroom #3.

Like in all criminal and civil matters, electronic copies of court documents, which are not subject to a protective order, are available to the public through the Oregon eCourt Information (OECI) system.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time pursuant to the Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime. Jones is innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Phone: 503.988.6567 | Email:">

Attached Media Files: PR-19-275-David_Demone_Jones.pdf
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