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Mark Jones bound over to circuit court on new charges

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(07/05/12) - Teen murder suspect Mark Jones was briefly back in court Thursday morning.

The 16-year-old, who had escaped custody, was supposed to have a hearing on new charges related to that escape.

Jones, instead, waived his right to a preliminary exam.

He was bound over to circuit court.

The allegation is he walked away, handcuffed and shackled, from two detention center guards while at New Passages in Flint, June 15, and that he stole a van just blocks away.

Jones reportedly asked to use the bathroom, then slipped out the unattended back door.

He was arrested at a home in Flint almost one week later.

Jones was charged with escape from a juvenile facility and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle.

Those are in addition to a number of counts, including murder, tied to the November 2010 shooting death of Merlyne Wray in Flint.

Jones was 14 at the time of her murder and the youngest ever to be charged with murder in Genesee County.

He was charged as an adult and held at the county's detention center until his escape.

Jones is now being held at the Genesee County Jail.
No new dates, for his new charges, have been set yet.

Jones is awaiting trial in the Wray murder.

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