Judge issues $1M bond for Lockland murder suspect in death of Tremell Jones Jr.

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Posted at 12:36 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 15:38:26-04

CINCINNATI — A judge issued a $1 million bond on Monday for the suspect accused of shooting and killing a man in Lockland.

Demetri Smith, 26, stands charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Tremell Jones Jr.

Tremell Jones, Jr.

Smith is accused of shooting Jones on Wednesday evening on North Wayne Avenue near Maple Street.

Authorities arrested Smith early Saturday morning after shots were fired outside of the LivInn Hotel on Chester Road, according to Sharonville police.

Smith had been charged just hours before with the Wednesday night killing of Jones.

Smith fled to Sharonville after the shooting and hid at the hotel, according to Sharonville police.

Police arrived at the LivInn Hotel at about 1:49 a.m. on Saturday and found Smith armed, another man wounded and several vehicles damaged by gunfire.

Smith was arrested without incident and taken to Hamilton County to face his murder charge, according to Sharonville officers.

The other man was hospitalized in stable condition. Sharonville police said he and Smith would likely both face charges.