INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 6, 2015) – IMPD detectives arrested a man Friday morning who was posing as a bounty hunter. Alvino Jones was preliminarily charged with burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and impersonation of a public servant.
Friday afternoon, detectives went to Jones’ home with a search warrant. They removed items, including laptops, magazines and bullets. According to a source, Jones convinced a group of people he was a bounty hunter and got them to work with him. He is accused of making them fake IDs too.
According to the source, the group went to three different homes late last night into Friday morning, trying to bust down front doors. One victim told FOX59 that she was scared for her life.
“They had come and kicked in my door. I walked across the street and I stood in the middle of the street and I said, ‘May I ask why you kicked in my grandmother’s door?’ They come out there and they said, ‘May I ask you why you’re asking me questions?’ (They) snatched me up, walked me down the street. They went to my friend’s house. We come back out. They put me in handcuffs. I said, ‘Show me a warrant.’ When they showed me a warrant, I said, ‘It’s fake.’ She put me in handcuffs. She slammed (me) into the back of her car– slammed me down and threw me in the back of the car,” the unidentified victim said.
Besides pretending to be a bounty hunter, a source tells FOX59 Jones claimed he was a Marion County Chaplain, which is not true. He could face more charges.
Jones served time in prison for carjacking, robbery, auto theft, receiving stolen parts and theft receiving stolen property. The Indiana Department of Correction confirmed Jones got out of prison in 2008 and went on probation.
Authorities said they need victims to come forward. If you are a victim of Jones, call Detective John Howard at 317-679-5855.