Mother, sister charged with harboring fugitive

A mother and her daughter have been arrested for harboring a fugitive after the inmate had escaped police custody at the Logan County Jail.


Edward Quixote Jones, 38, was charged with escape from a penal institution. Related article: Update: Fugitive back in custody

Jones, who was handcuffed, was being transported back to the jail from the courthouse following a court hearing on Nov. 22. Due to a trial in the large courtroom, Jones and another inmate were being escorted outside by a detention deputy.

According to a court document, Jones was unhappy with the court hearing and upon reaching the door told the jailer “see ya later” and ran off.

A manhunt ensued causing schools to go on lockdown.

After less than two days on the run, Jones was found sleeping in his mother’s bedroom in the 1300 block of E. Perkins by two Guthrie police officers.

Jones was found with one handcuff on his wrist with the other cuff and utensils – used to free the other cuff – was found nearby.

Jones is being held without bond and was in custody on multiple domestic violence charges, including strangulation, before escaping.

Also, charged is Jones’ mother and sister.

Carolyn Anne Jordan, 66, and Samola Pearl Jones, 40, were charged with harboring a fugitive. Warrants for their arrest were issued on Dec. 3.

According to police, Jordan, Edward’s mother, first told officers that Edward was not in the home, but allowed the police to search the home and unlocked her bedroom door.

Officers located Samola Jones, Edward’s sister, in another bedroom as they made their way to Jordan’s bedroom. Inside the bedroom, officers found Edward sleeping and was taken into custody at gun point.

Jordan told the officer that Edward had come to the residence that morning and that she did not contact police fearing his safety.

Jordan first told officers Samola did not know Edward was in the home, but later stated Samola knew Edward was in the home.

Jordan was given a $10,000 bond amount and Samola a $1,000 bond. They were formally arraigned on Friday afternoon.

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