Person of interest in missing woman case arrested in N.C.
Matthew Steven Jones, a person of interest in connection with the disappearance of Desia Rae George of Fries, has been arrested on charges of bank robbery in Asheboro, N.C., according to The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro.
According to the N.C. paper, Jones, 34, was arrested Thursday morning at a pawn shop by Randolph County, N.C. deputies in connection with the April 29 bank robbery of Fidelity Bank in Ramseur, N.C.
Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said Carroll County deputies traveled to Asheboro to question Jones about the disappearance of George. George, 33, was reported missing on April 15. She is the mother of four children, including one only two months old.
In a press release issued Thursday night, Gardner said investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office interviewed Jones in reference to the disappearance of George from Carroll County.
"Matthew Jones asked for his attorney and would give no statement to authorities," Gardner said. "The investigation into the disappearance of Desia Rae George is continuing and Sheriff Gardner asked once again for the public's continued help and any information relating to the disappearance of Desia Rae. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 276-728-4146 or 276-236-5119."
The Courier-Tribune said Jones was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, adding that Ramseur Police Chief Larry Lewallen said Jones has been charged with common law robbery of Fidelity Bank, a federal offense, and that further charges could be pending.