Former TCC student accused of pulling gun on female professor appears in court

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 16:39:15-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A 38 year-old former Tidewater Community College student went in front of a judge Wednesday for his arraignment and had an odd exchange with the judge.

Jarod Jones

Jones said he didn't know what day it is, asked the judge to explain what a lawyer is, and said he didn't understand why he had charges or where he was.

The judge told him he was being combative and if he listened long enough he might get some answers.

She told him "We are not going to play games with you."

Jarod Jamale Jones was arrested over the weekend by Virginia Beach Police.

Jones is accused a threatening a female professor with a gun, inside of a bathroom on the TCC Virginia Beach campus on June 28.

TCC officials said the teacher was screaming and the suspect got away, but the school was put on a temporary lock down.

TCC said Jones attended classes at at the school from Summer 2014 through Spring 2017 and in accordance with the college’s student affairs policies, he is no longer a student there.

Police said on Saturday, police spotted the suspect at 10 p.m. inside of a car near Holland Road and Dam Neck Road.

They said he fled after police tried to stop him, then crashed near 1301 Oceana Boulevard.

Jones is currently charged with brandishing a firearm, abduction, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission​ of a felony and revocation of a suspended sentence.

He is also facing charges for not registering as a sex offender.

He was convicted of attempted rape in 1997, according to the state website and has been in trouble for not registering in the past.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

Jones is being held without bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for August 31st.

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