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Longview man gets life in prison in 2015 double homicide in Pittsburg

From staff reports
Dec. 6, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.

Jaylon Jamar Jones (Gregg County Jail photo)

A Longview man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in connection with a 2015 double homicide in Pittsburg.

Jaylon Jamar Jones, 24, pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 276th District Court in Camp County.

He was charged in June 2015 in the deaths of Treaderrion Crowder, 24, of Pittsburg and Keelean Walker, 22, of Longview, according to Camp County Assistant District Attorney David Colley.

The shooting deaths June 10, 2015, in Pittsburg were in the 400 block of North Greer Boulevard.

Colley said Walker and Crowder were killed during a robbery of a residence.

A third shooting victim was taken to a medical center but survived.

Longview police arrested Jones on June 12, 2015, on a Camp County warrant.

Stephanie Howard of Longview, mother of Walker, organized a "Take Back Our Children" prayer march after her son's death in 2015.

About 50 people attended the event in October 2015 in South Longview, marching down Ridgelea Avenue to 12th Street, then walking down East Level Street and returning to Broughton Park.

"We're trying to get the community to change," Howard said at the time. "Something has to change."



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