The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run faces a new charge for credit card fraud.
Dylan Lee Jones, 24, faces multiple charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occured in August 2021. Since his arrest in September, Jones has been charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, and most recently, illegal use of a credit card.
Kimm Burger, Jones’ defense attorney, said another inmate accused Jones of using his personal charge account. According to Burger, a personal charge account is similar to an ATM card.
“The other inmate alleges that he had money on his account to use the telephone and that he only called one number,” Burger said. “It is alleged that the account had been used by another person such that almost $18 was missing.”
Deputies proceeded to investigate the incident, Burger said.
Jones allegedly committed fraud on Jan. 16, and deputies arrested Jones on Jan. 20, according to JailTracker. Jones’s bond is set at $5,000.
Burger said Jones is awaiting multiple trials in addition to the new charge.
“He does have a new charge pending for illegal use of a transaction device which is a felony carrying a possible penalty of up to four years in prison,” Burger said. “He has four additional files that are waiting for trial.”
Jones has four additional charges against him for which he is awaiting separate trials. Jones was charged with one count of fleeing and eluding in a stolen motor vehicle, two counts of possession of methamphetamines, and one count of reckless driving.
Jones has a probable cause conference for this charge scheduled on Feb. 2, at 9:30 in the circuit court.
“This is an informal way to try to resolve the case,” Burger said.
Burger described where this case is headed.
“If it does not resolve, then it will be set for a preliminary exam wherein the prosecutor has to show that probable cause exists that a crime was committed and probable cause exists to show he did the crime,” Burger said.
Jones is a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that occured on Aug. 21, 2021, killing 56-year-old Kevin Brewer and his dog. Brewer was walking near Moore Road and Wildlife Drive when he was struck by a white Chevy Malibu at 8:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hillsdale City Police reports.