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Man shot by Durant girl was involved in incident last year

Stacey Adam Jones, 32, who was shot by a 12-year-old girl last week in Durant, was involved in another incident involving an underage girl just over a year ago, records show.

by Andrew Knittle Modified: October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am •  Published: October 23, 2012

‘Desperate’ Craigslist post

Jones, who reportedly told police he was homeless and looking for food when he was shot in the girl’s house last week, appears to be the author of a recent Craigslist post titled, “Desperate.”

The post, which was uploaded to the popular classified advertising website Oct. 10, seems to reveal that Jones was indeed homeless and down on his luck in recent days.

“I have nowhere to go ... nobody I can rely on,” the ad says. “I was looking forward to work but the job fell through after I got here. I had enough to (get) me through to yesterday morning ... I’m dead on my feet. I just need a place to crash for a week so I can enough money together (to) move on.”

In the ad, the author claims he spent a recent night wandering around “the casino” near Durant and was surprised nobody kicked him out.

He also claims in the rambling post to be a “strong worker” and “a great cook” and described himself as “a little on the heavy side.”

The phone number on the Craigslist post, which included a Texarkana area code, was disconnected by Monday afternoon. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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