"Jones" redirects here. For his ex-wife, see Charlotte Jones. For the hunter, see Maniitok Jones. For the physician, see Dr Ezekiel Jones.
David Jones
Biographical information
Full name David Jeremiah Jones
Gender Male
Status Alive
Birth 1980
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Grimsborough, U.S.
Past profession(s) Restaurant employee
Family Charlotte Jones (ex-wife; div.)
Unnamed sibling
Unnamed nephew
Unnamed mother
Unnamed grandfather
Affiliation(s) Grimsborough Police Department
Grimsborough Police Department
Rank Senior Detective
Inspector (formerly)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #1: The Death of Rosa Wolf (s1)
It's so good to have you back in Grimsborough! Has it really been five years?
—David Jones

David Jeremiah Jones, appearing as a main character in Season 1 and Season 5 of Criminal Case, is the Inspector-turned-Senior Detective of the Grimsborough Police Department, working alongside the player as partners throughout both seasons.


38 years of age, Jones has blue eyes and dark brown spiky hair. He also has a five o'clock shadow and wears a brown police jacket with logos of the department on its sleeves, both of which he obtained in the five years the player was gone from Grimsborough. Under the jacket, Jones sports a light blue GPD shirt with a black (previously blue-gray) necktie. He also wears a pair of black pants with a leather belt of the same color.

A seasoned officer in the force, Jones is described as goofy but loyal and serious about his job. His interests are food, especially cookies and hot dogs, and fishing.

Height 5'8"
Age 33/38
Weight 165 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O+

Events of Criminal Case

Season 1

Main article: Grimsborough

Jones mentioned his ex-wife Charlotte for the first time during the events of Death by Crucifixion, saying that she always wanted him to see a psychologist to help him deal with the stress of his job. On a later investigation, Jones would go on to clarify that their relationship fell apart because Charlotte could not handle the risk his job entailed.

In Dog Eat DogMargaret Littlewood (an old lady participating in the annual Dog Pageant competition with her dog, Astrid) used poisoned cupcakes to incapacitate Jones to reduce her chances of getting caught and arrested for the murder of another Dog Pageant participant, Molly Robinson. Jones was immediately hospitalized, and replaced by Ramirez. After being arrested and taken to trial, Margaret handed the police the antidote to her poison which would then be used to recover Jones. Furthermore, she asked the police to give her secret book of recipes to him, as well as her dog Astrid so that he could take care of it. Jones took part in the dog pageant with Astrid, and surprisingly won the competition.

During the murder investigation of Lisa Edwards in At the End of the Rope, Grace overheard Jones picturing her fiancé, suspect Luke Harris, as the one behind the murder. This infuriated Grace, prompting her to call him out by his full name, David Jeremiah Jones.

In The Reaper and the Geek, Jones allowed Alex to partner with the player mid-investigation due to the latter holding a high interest in sci-fi and geeky topics.

Chief King ordered Jones in Good Girls Don't Die to go on filing duty since his name kept on popping up in complaints, as his tactless manner (rudeness) was frowned upon by the citizens of Maple Heights, forcing him to remain in the sidelines for the entire case. Meanwhile, Grace temporarily replaced Jones as the player's partner.

Not being able to cope with Chief King's sudden death, Jones stopped shaving on a regular basis until the Additional Investigation of There Will Be Blood, along with sustaining eye bags from lack of sleep.

After being landed a promotion into the Pacific Bay Police Department, the player accepted a farewell party thrown by fellow Grimsborough Police officers as well as Cathy King. Jones reminded the player of the latter's first day on the job and commented on how he used to be a "bit of a jerk" at the time. He also thanked the player for saving his life when Margaret tried to kill him with her poisoned cupcake. Jones then consoled a weeping Ramirez as he bade the player a final goodbye, before shedding tears himself.

Season 5

Main article: The Conspiracy

Snake in the Grass

Jones was the first to greet the player upon their return to the Grimsborough Police Department. He said that he was a little more experienced but still the same old Jones the player had left five years prior. He also showed various changes around the department before asking Chief Parker if he could take the player to the zoo to meet up with Nathan, the coroner of the department during the player's time. There however, they found him dead, launching their first case back together.

After arresting Nathan's killer, Jones helped in arresting Jackson Peacock for illegal panda trade. Meanwhile, Gloria and the player approached him so he could explain the satellite that crash-landed in Grimsborough a year prior to the case. Jones said that a commercial satellite orbiting Earth experienced a technical malfunction and crashed in a desolate part of the forest. He said that nobody got hurt in the incident and that the city had mostly forgotten it by that point. He then proceeded to officially welcome Gloria and the player to the department.

Hell Is Other People

Jones approached the player, who was accompanying Jasper Everett in hopes of exploring the crash site. Jones said that he had lost something while on a stroll in Elmwood Avenue and asked the player to accompany him in finding it. There, the player found puzzle pieces which they then repaired. The pieces turned out to be Jones's invitation of the player to his house party later in the night. He said that he figured a good celebration was due after a hectic first few weeks of the player's stay in Grimsborough.

Jasper, Amir, Alex, Cathy, Gloria, and the player attended the house party. Jones told the player that the champagne was almost going to start without them. He then told Jasper to lighten up about failing to explore the satellite before starting the toast.


The player may choose Jones to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any case in Grimsborough or The Conspiracy where he teams up with the player) and provide hint bonuses. He is available as a 1-hint, level-10 partner.


  • Jones is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.
  • Jones is one of the few characters to physically appear in two separate seasons of the game.
  • Jones is one of the characters to appear as a quasi-suspect thrice.
  • Starting from A Brave New World, Jones is the one to ask you for reports instead of Chief King when you complete a case.
    • Furthermore, after Chief King's "arrest" in It All Ends Here, Jones is the one to give you the "Level Up!" message each time you level up, replacing Chief King.
  • In the "Riverbank" crime scene in Blood and Glory, an aircraft can be seen with a banner that reads "Jones is gorgeous".
  • A figurine of Jones sitting on top of an arcade game cabinet can be seen in the "Child's Bedroom" crime scene in All the King's Horses.

Ramirez's notebook, as seen in Spineless.

  • There are several references to Jones throughout the Pacific Bay and World Edition cases:
    • In the "Ice Cream Kiosk" crime scene in Shark Attack!, you can spot "Jones" written on the star embedded in the sidewalk.
    • In the "Plaza Stairs" crime scene in Dead Girl Rolling, you can find a tree trunk with Jones' name carved on top of a heart symbol.
    • In the "Beach" crime scene in The Ice Queen, a seaplane with a "We miss you Jones" banner can be seen.
    • After the player recovers Ramirez's notebook for him during the events of Spineless, a drawing of Jones eating cookies can be seen on the bottom of the page at the right-hand side.
    • In the "Looted Station" crime scene in Of Rats and Men, a portrait of Jones can be spotted.
    • In Uncivil Rights, Jones can be found on the television screen in the "Mayor's Office" crime scene.
    • In In Plain Sight, there is a picture of Jones pinned to the board on the wall in the "Break Room" and "Coffee Table" crime scenes.

Case appearances

Season 1

Seasons 2–3

Season 5



Promotional images


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    • does anyone know if jones is 38 in season one or season 5?
    • Jones is 33 in Season 1 and 38 in Season 5 cuz Season 5 takes place 5 years after Season 1
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    • HayleyRose432 wrote:Ever since I first played Criminal Case Jones was my favorite character ever since Even me.
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