Suspect sought in Manatee County fatal shooting

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL. - Manatee County detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Charles Jones in connection with the fatal shooting on January 20.

Jones is wanted for Felony Murder and Armed Robbery.

Jones, Jared Lee and James Brady approached Joshua Pinkham and Roy Potter in the carport of the residence of Pinkham and Potter. Jones, Lee, and Brady were dressed in black with masks covering their faces and at least two of them were armed. Brady pointed his weapon at Pinkham who was also armed and pulled out his handgun. Gunfire was exchanged and Brady was shot and killed. The other two suspects, Jones and Lee took off on foot.

Jared Lee was arrested on Friday, January 25, and charged with Felony Murder and Armed Robbery. Pinkham was not charged.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Charles Jones is asked to call MSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2159 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.