A man who was out on bond on a charge of attempted murder is behind bars again after he recently allegedly refused to halt for a Nash County deputy in traffic.

Yasin Jones, 21, is charged with felony fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting an officer, Nash County District Court records said.

Jones also is cited for failing to stop or steady for a red light, the records said.

Jones remains in custody with his bond set at $600,000, secured, Nash County sheriff’s online records said.

According to the Nash County District Court records, Jones on March 30 while on Wesleyan Boulevard was fleeing and attempting to elude Deputy Cody Williams, who was trying to conduct a vehicle stop.

Jones had been driving recklessly, at least 15 mph above the speed limit and in excess of a posted speed limit in a highway work zone. In the process, Jones failed to stop or steady for red lights at Wesleyan and Tiffany Boulevard and Wesleyan and Ring Road, the records said.

Jones also resisted, delayed and obstructed Williams and kicked deputies while being arrested, the records said.

Jones also had in his possession a scale used to weigh narcotics, the records said.


Jones already is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting in the area of Wesleyan and Sunset Avenue on Nov. 20. Specifically, Jones is accused in Nash County District Court records of trying to kill Raheed Jones and Myleek Williams.

Yasin Jones in that case had remained jailed under a $1,035,000 bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Jones on Dec. 15 was released on a reduced bond of $300,000, secured, provided he refrain from any contact with the prosecution’s witnesses in that case.

That was because Jones’ attorney, Lawrence Gulley, on Dec. 3 filed papers in Nash County District Court stating the more than $1 million bond was excessive under the circumstances and amounted to a “no bond” in that case.

Gulley in the papers said his client was unable to obtain the funds to meet a large bond and requested a setting of a reasonable bond.

The District Attorney’s Office in the papers consented to Gulley’s request.

The Telegram on Dec. 11 filed a story about Jones after backtracking and obtaining District Court records in Edgecombe and Nash counties showing him accused of assault-related, firearms-related and illegal drug-related crimes and also of motor vehicle-related violations.

State Public Safety records also show Jones was convicted in 2018 in Nash County for misdemeanor breaking and entering.