DURANT — A man 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.
Stacey Adam Jones, 32, was shot in the chest Wednesday by a young girl armed with .40-caliber handgun. Kendra St. Clair shot Jones when he tried to enter a closet she was hiding in.
Jones survived the shooting and has been charged with first-degree burglary, a felony. He remained in custody Monday in Bryan County jail. Bail is set at $250,000.
Last year, Jones was involved in an incident involving a 17-year-old girl described as mentally disabled.
Police said Jones was caught on surveillance cameras Sept. 26, 2011, as he picked up a girl from Durant High School in his mini van.
At the time, police reported that she had the mental capacity of a 10- to 12-year-old.
The girl’s parents would report her missing after she failed to come home from school, but she was reportedly dropped off by Jones the following day at a fire station in Denison, Texas — roughly 20 miles from Durant.
Police reported Jones wasn’t arrested or charged in the teen’s short disappearance because the girl said she willingly went with the much-older man.
‘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.