Report: Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap wife's neck, shoot neighbors

Published: Oct. 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM EDT|Updated: Feb. 26, 2015 at 9:04 PM EST
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Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center)
Tim Jones, Jr. (Lexington County Detention Center)

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - In a 2012 incident report released by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Thursday, Tim Jones, Jr. threatened to snap then-wife Amber Jones' neck, spit in her face and threatened to shoot the neighbors.

In the report obtained by WIS through a Freedom of Information Act request, Amber went to the sheriff's department to report threats Tim made toward her in May 2012.

Amber told deputies Tim recently threatened to snap her neck while they were in an argument, the incident report states.

"Amber advised at one time while the children were in the car, he began arguing with her and then stated, 'Let's play chicken,' while driving the car directly in front of an 18-wheeler, only missing the truck by inches," the incident report states.

The report states Amber decided to report the threats due to recent domestic violence situations happening throughout the county and "felt it would be in her best interest to document it."

Amber also told deputies Tim also had thrown a hair brush at her, and said, "If you don't get out of the house now, I will snap your neck right now."  

According to the incident report, Tim's father, Tim Jones, Sr. told Amber, "Don't push him too far. He's going to snap."

The reporting officer gave Amber a domestic violence pamphlet and directions to obtain an order of protection.

The S.C. Department of Social Services mentioned the domestic violence report in its records of the Jones children, but did not go into detail.

According to the DSS file on the Jones children released last month, a DSS case manager suggested she contact Sistercare and leave the home for shelter, but Amber said she didn't want to do that.

Tim Jones, Jr. is charged with murdering his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama. He was arrested during a traffic stop in Mississippi last month, where investigators said he eventually led them to the bodies of the children.

Tim is currently being housed at a state prison awaiting his next appearance in court Nov. 14.

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