Man, 21, charged in Pontiac homicide

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 21-year-old Auburn Hills man has been charged in a late August homicide in Pontiac, police said.

Dashawn Darnell Jones, 21, is facing a charge of first-degree murder and was arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Judith Holtz in the 52-2 District Court. He was denied bond and is due back in court on Sept. 12.

On Aug. 31, police said Jones and two other men were interacting with Jesson Adams Iglesias, 37, on Motor Street and Crystal Lake Drive. During that interaction, police said, Jones pulled a pistol and fired multiple shots at Iglesias. Witnesses told police that Iglesias chased the three men for a block south, but that Jones shot at him again.

Iglesias then walked north before collapsing in the area of Motor Street and Hughes.

During the investigation, police said they identified Jones, who goes by “Smash,” as the shooter, and arrested him after an assist from an FBI task force, according to a release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement body for Pontiac.

The other two suspects remain at large, and authorities still are searching for them.

At some point in the confrontation between Iglesias and the three men, someone took Iglesias’s wallet, police said. That wallet and the weapon have not yet been recovered.