Wilmington, NC

Suspects Arrested In Case Of Missing Teen

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Miyonna Jones(WECT Staff/WPD)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Wilmington, North Carolina, Police Department made an important announcement Monday. On November 7, 2022, they announced that there are now two suspects of interest in a recent missing person case involving a 16-year-old by the name of Miyonna Jones.

“Since receiving this case last week, the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and other partner agencies have dedicated considerable resources, working tirelessly to find answers in regards to her disappearance. At this time, the WPD does suspect foul play in this case,” the WPD stated in the release.

They also mentioned that they have been able to maintain constant contact with Miyonna Jones’ family, as well as with the NHC District Attorney’s Office.

“There will be a first appearance for a suspect of interest, 25-year-old Jahreese Jones of Wilmington, at 2 p.m. on charges unrelated to the missing person’s case. He has been in custody since Wednesday, November 2, 2022. The suspect’s girlfriend, 27-year-old Randi Johnson of Wilmington, will also make a first appearance for obstruction charges related to Miyonna’s case,” wrote the WPD.

Sixteen-year-old Miyonna Jones was officially declared missing on November 2. According to the missing person, she was last seen on November 1 in Wilmington.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Miyonna’s half-brother, Jahreese Jones, was claimed to have allegedly had a minor with him in his car. That minor is now also missing. Jones also asked for a court-appointed lawyer. The DA asked for a no-contact order for the victim or Randi Johnson.

Jahreese Jones is currently being held under a $1,275,000 bond. He will have to have a hearing if he posts the bond.

Randi Johnson is currently under a $100,000 bond.

WPD asks anyone with information to call them at 910–343–3609.

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