Body found in apartment identified as standoff suspect Charles Jones’ mother


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: Buffalo Police say the body found in the home on Jefferson Avenue was Alethia Atwood Williams, mother of standoff suspect Charles Jones.

Police are continuing to investigate her death.

ORIGINAL: The man who surrendered to police following a three-hour standoff on East Ferry Street in Buffalo now stands accused of killing his ex-girlfriend last month.

Police said that once the standoff ended, the body of another female was found inside the apartment. News 4 has learned through police sources that this person was also stabbed to death. Their identity was not initially released by police.

The man arrested at the apartment, Charles Jones, is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jacquetta Lee.

Lee’s body was found on July 18 inside her Main Street apartment. She was 25 years old.

According to the police department, the SWAT team responded after a call came in around 7:30 a.m. Friday. Police said Jones had barricaded himself inside an apartment.

Police said Jones, 24, surrendered without incident around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

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