Suspect in attempted assault at TCC appears in court

Jarod Jamale Jones (Photo: Virginia Beach police)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of attempting to assault a teacher at Tidewater Community College was arraigned on a long list of charges Wednesday in court.

Jarod Jamale  Jones, 38, is accused of pulling a gun on a professor in a restroom last week at the college’s Virginia Beach campus.

On Wednesday, Jones was arraigned on three sets of charges:

First, failing to register as a sex offender. The charges for that included providing false information to the sex offender registry, and failing to register as a sex offender.

Second, the alleged attempted assault at TCC. He’s charged with abduction by force or intimidation, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felony in connection to that incident.

Third, still on the loose after the incident at TCC, Jones was spotted by police Friday night. They tried to stop him, and he took off, eventually crashing his car on Oceana Boulevard. He was charged with alluding police for that along with driving on a suspended operator’s license, alluding police, and reckless driving.

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During his arraignment on those charges, WAVY’s Andy Fox reports Jones had the following exchange with Judge Teresa Hammons:

Jones: “I don’t even know where I am. They have me locked in a room. I don’t even know what day of the week it is. What is the question the judge is asking?”

Judge: “Do you want a court appointed attorney?”

Jones: “What is a lawyer?”

Judge: “What?”

Jones: “What is a lawyer? Can you explain to me what a lawyer is?”

Judge: “I assume you want an attorney?”

Jones: “Are you going to assume?”

Judge: “Do you want a bond hearing?”

Jones: “What is a bond hearing?”

Judge: “You are playing games.”

Jones: “I am not playing games.”

Judge: “You are playing games.”

Jones: “I am not playing games.”

Judge: “You are getting very combative, and I am not going to play games with you.”

Jones: “I am not being combative. I am trying to find out what’s going on. I am not playing games. What is today? Can you tell me where I am?”

Judge: “Today is July 5, 2017.”

Jones remains in jail without bond due to violating his parole as a sex offender. He refused to do an on-camera interview with WAVY-TV 10.