FATHER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN DAUGHTER’S DEATH
Thirty-six year old Bradley Shane Jones of Northport has been charged with manslaughter in the August 22, 2015 death of his daughter, 11 year old Emma Jones of Tuscaloosa.
Bradley Jones was driving the vehicle Emma was riding in around 2:00 AM that morning when it ran off the road and crashed into a fence near Sokol Park.
Since the incident, investigators have developed probable cause to believe that Bradley Jones was under the influence at the time of the collision.
According to court documents, after being transported to DCH for his injuries the night of the crash, officers located both Oxycontin and Xanax inside a pill bottle that was in Bradley Jones’ pants pocket.
He did not have a prescription for the Oxycontin. That morning, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Emma’s five year old sister was also riding with their father inside the vehicle. Bradley Jones could face additional charges for her injuries sustained during the crash once the case is presented to a Tuscaloosa County Grand Jury.
Lt. Kip Hart with Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit says manslaughter is a class b felony, punishable 2-20 years in a state prison.
Jones was placed in the county jail and later released after posting a $15,000 bond.