Monroe man accused of tying woman up, trying to kill her

Carlos Latron Jones, Jr. / Source: OPSO

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a Monroe man accused of series of domestic violence-related charges.

According to court records, the Monroe Police Dept. received a 911 call on Nov. 29, 2019, from someone who said she had just escaped from a home in the 2800 block of Lee Avenue.

The victim reported that she went to the home of the suspect, Carlos Latron Jones Jr., the previous night to stay the night. She says Jones got angry with her and attacked her while she was sleeping. She says Jones struck her repeatedly with his fists and choked her until she passed out.

She told police he slapped her awake, tied her up, and threatened to kill her multiple times. She said Jones was with armed with a gun during this time. She says he also tried to suffocate her with a plastic bag.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital and had multiple injuries that were consistent with her story.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jones and he was taken into custody on Dec. 2.

Jones is charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, 2nd degree battery, false imprisonment, and battery of a dating partner by strangulation.

Jones was also charged with simple robbery and battery of a dating partner for an incident a few weeks prior, in which he is accused of stealing money from the victim and striking her.

He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. Bond is listed at $576,000.00.