Sheriff Richard Henry Jones, Sr.

Sheriff Richard Henry Jones, Sr.

Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 10, 1891

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Richard Henry Jones, Sr.

Sheriff Richard Jones was shot and killed in Randolph, Alabama, while transporting a prisoner to Centreville, Alabama.

The man was wanted for murder in Alabama and had been arrested by Sheriff Jones in Jackson Parish. The man waived extradition and Sheriff Jones arranged to return him to Bibb County, Alabama, for trial. They disembarked the train at Randolph and were walking to a hotel when a man opened fire on Sheriff Jones, killing him.

During the commotion the prisoner escaped. The man who shot Sheriff Jones, along with other men, located the prisoner and abducted him. The group then tortured and killed the prisoner. The subject who murdered Sheriff Jones was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Sheriff Jones was survived by his wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, prisoner custody, transport

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