- "Jones" redirects here. For his ex-wife, see Charlotte Jones. For the hunter, see Maniitok Jones. For the physician, see Dr Ezekiel Jones.
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|Full name||David Jeremiah Jones|
|Past profession(s)||Restaurant employee|
|Family||Charlotte Jones (ex-wife; )|
|Partner(s)||Zoe Kusama (girlfriend)|
|Affiliation(s)||Grimsborough Police Department|
|Grimsborough Police Department|
|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 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.
Events of Criminal Case
- 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 Dog, Margaret 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. The Dog Pageant was then won by Jones, who entered the competition with Astrid.
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.
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 on 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.
- Main article: The Conspiracy
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.
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.
After wrapping up the loose ends in the case, Gloria and the player asked Jones for more information about the satellite that had crashed into Grimsborough. Jones questioned why they cared that much about the satellite, with Gloria saying that it felt weird that people were trying to minimize the event. Jones then changed the subject of the conversation and invited the two out for drinks, before an earthquake suddenly struck Grimsborough.
After arresting Stella Ziarati's killer, Gloria and the player questioned Jones after they learned that he had handled missing person Zoe Kusama's phone. He explained to them that he had been asked to help the missing person's department and had been put on Zoe's case. He told them that he had found out that Zoe had last been seen at the library, which prompted Gloria and the player to reinvestigate the place. After learning that Zoe had been seen entering a mysterious car on the day that she disappeared, Jones tried to convince the two to stop investigating. When Gloria suggested that they shouldn't give up, Jones assumed that they were doubting his detective skills and stormed off.
After arresting Ronald Rooney's killer, Gloria and the player learned that Jones had been dating Zoe Kusama, the missing social worker. When confronted, he admitted that he should have been honest from the start, but found it hard to tell them the truth. He then lamented on Zoe's disappearance, before Gloria reassured him that they would find her.
After arresting Valereea Valz's killer, Gloria and the player asked Jones for a lead about the disappearance of Zoe Kusama. He revealed that she had been looking into the disappearance of a man called Trey Warner, who had last been seen at JJJ Junkyard.
After discovering that Trey had been kidnapped, which suggested that Zoe had been kidnapped for looking into the disappearance, Gloria and the player informed Jones about her possible kidnapping. Jones then suggested that he had let Zoe down, to which Gloria assured him that they would find Zoe alive.
Mid-investigation, Jones revealed to Gloria and the player that Tony Marconi, who had been released from prison a year prior, had attended a party that Meera Kat was supposed to attend after her performance.
After arresting Meera Kat's killer, Jones and the player tried to find out if Tony was hiding something. They later learned that Tony was running a business from The Greens. Afterwards, Jones was informed that Zoe had been found, but was disappointed to learn that Zoe didn't remember him as she was suffering from amnesia. Later, when Zoe revealed that she had remembered seeing Tony, Jones and the player interrogated Tony and demanded to know what he had done to her. However, Tony protested and claimed that he didn't know who Zoe was, but promised to report to them if he heard anything.
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 six times.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Death of Rosa Wolf (Case #1 of Grimsborough)
- Corpse in a Garden (Case #2 of Grimsborough)
- The Grim Butcher (Case #3 of Grimsborough)
- The Dockyard Killer (Case #4 of Grimsborough)
- A Russian Case (Case #5 of Grimsborough)
- Good Cop Dead Cop (Case #6 of Grimsborough)
- Death by Crucifixion (Case #7 of Grimsborough)
- Beautiful No More (Case #8 of Grimsborough)
- Burned to the Bone (Case #9 of Grimsborough)
- Under the Knife (Case #10 of Grimsborough)
- Into the Vipers' Nest (Case #11 of Grimsborough)
- Blood on the Trading Floor (Case #12 of Grimsborough)
- Bomb Alert on Grimsborough (Case #13 of Grimsborough)
- Fashion Victim (Case #14 of Grimsborough)
- Family Blood (Case #15 of Grimsborough)
- The Kiss of Death (Case #16 of Grimsborough)
- The Last Supper (Case #17 of Grimsborough)
- In the Dead of Night (Case #18 of Grimsborough)
- Innocence Lost (Case #19 of Grimsborough)
- A Deadly Game (Case #20 of Grimsborough)
- The Secret Experiments (Case #21 of Grimsborough)
- To Die or Not to Die (Case #22 of Grimsborough)
- The Final Journey (Case #23 of Grimsborough)
- Anatomy of a Murder (Case #24 of Grimsborough)
- The Ghost of Grimsborough (Case #25 of Grimsborough)
- The Summoning (Case #26 of Grimsborough)
- The Lake's Bride (Case #27 of Grimsborough)
- The Haunting of Elm Manor (Case #28 of Grimsborough)
- No Smoke Without Fire (Case #29 of Grimsborough)
- The Wollcrafts' Creature (Case #30 of Grimsborough)
- Dog Eat Dog (Case #31 of Grimsborough)
- Murder on Campus (Case #32 of Grimsborough)
- Killing Me Softly (Case #33 of Grimsborough)
- Dead Man Running (Case #34 of Grimsborough)
- At the End of the Rope (Case #35 of Grimsborough)
- The Devil's Playground (Case #36 of Grimsborough)
- The Reaper and the Geek (Case #37 of Grimsborough)
- Spring Break Massacre (Case #38 of Grimsborough)
- Marked for Death (Case #39 of Grimsborough)
- An Elementary Murder (Case #40 of Grimsborough)
- The Rorschach Reaper (Case #41 of Grimsborough)
- Blood and Glory (Case #42 of Grimsborough)
- Troubled Waters (Case #43 of Grimsborough)
- The Scent of Death (Case #44 of Grimsborough)
- A Shot of Beauty (Case #45 of Grimsborough)
- Drive, Swing, Die (Case #46 of Grimsborough)
- One Wedding and a Funeral (Case #47 of Grimsborough)
- Good Girls Don't Die (Case #48 of Grimsborough)
- All the King's Horses (Case #49 of Grimsborough)
- Snakes on the Stage (Case #50 of Grimsborough)
- It All Ends Here (Case #51 of Grimsborough)
- A Brave New World (Case #52 of Grimsborough)
- Burying the Hatchet (Case #53 of Grimsborough)
- The Poisoned Truth (Case #54 of Grimsborough)
- Ashes to Ashes (Case #55 of Grimsborough)
- There Will Be Blood (Case #56 of Grimsborough)
- Shark Attack! (Case #1 of Pacific Bay; mentioned on a crime scene)
- Dead Girl Rolling (Case #4 of Pacific Bay; mentioned on a crime scene)
- The Ice Queen (Case #5 of Pacific Bay; mentioned on a crime scene)
- Spineless (Case #14 of Pacific Bay; drawn on a clue)
- Of Rats and Men (Case #22 of Pacific Bay; crime scene appearance)
- Uncivil Rights (Case #47 of Pacific Bay; crime scene appearance)
- In Plain Sight (Case #42 of World Edition; crime scene appearance)
- Snake in the Grass (Case #1 of The Conspiracy)
- Hell Is Other People (Case #2 of The Conspiracy)
- The Saddest of All Keys (Case #3 of The Conspiracy)
- Cross My Heart (Case #4 of The Conspiracy; mentioned)
- Too Cruel for School (Case #5 of The Conspiracy)
- Hear My Cry (Case #6 of The Conspiracy)
- Flatline (Case #7 of The Conspiracy)
- Stonewalled (Case #8 of The Conspiracy)
- Shooting Star (Case #9 of The Conspiracy)
- The Bloom of Doom (Case #10 of The Conspiracy)
- Hot Mess (Case #11 of The Conspiracy)
- The Art of Murder (Case #12 of The Conspiracy)
- Gone Pear-Shaped (Case #13 of The Conspiracy)
- Byte the Dust (Case #14 of The Conspiracy)