California: Tookie's Son on the Run
Report; Posted on: 2005-11-17 00:41:34

Death Row inmate's son sought in molestation case

Suzanne Herel, Chronicle Staff Writer

A son of convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, who is scheduled to be executed next month at San Quentin state prison, is being sought on suspicion of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl in San Bernardino County, authorities said today.

Lafayette Jones, 36, a convicted sex offender, is wanted on a $600,000 warrant that a Superior Court judge issued Tuesday, Fontana police spokesman Sgt. Bill Megenney said.

"We believe he is either hiding in the area of Los Angeles or may possibly have left the state," Megenney said.

Jones faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats and false imprisonment, Megenney said.

Law enforcement officials are considering additional charges of failing to register as a sex offender and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, he said.

Jones has an extensive record of felony convictions, some of which stem from an incident in Louisiana similar to the one for which he is being sought, Megenney said.

[Ed: Tookie has literary pretensions that will be snuffed out in San Quentin's Green Room. According to a website, "Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the Crips gang, has been living on death row at San Quentin State Prison since 1981. During that time, he has been confined to a cell no bigger than most bathrooms. Williams knows that prison is no place to call home. But as a child, all he knew of prison were exciting stories about "gladiator schools" – stories that made prison sound like the place to be...[His book] Life in Prison was recently honored by the American Library Association as one of their "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers." The Quick Picks group of books consists of outstanding books that stimulate teen readers who would otherwise be reluctant to read."]

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