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Morris Richard Jones III biography: 13 things about Phoenix, Arizona man


Morris Richard Jones III lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States before moving to Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He also went by Petey Gunn, a childhood nickname his grandfather gave him.

Jones is a self-described member of the Hoover Crips Gang and he has five children. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. In 2003, his first child was born.
  2. In 2004, he was sentenced to three years in jail on a stolen vehicle charge and incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  3. In 2005, he was released from Oklahoma Department of Corrections. During a raid on a house later that year, he fled from police officers who saw him ditch a baggie of marijuana. 
  4. In 2006, his second child was born. In the same year, he was the victim of a drive-by shooting but he refused to cooperate in the investigation. He fled in vehicles from officers in Tulsa three times that year.
  5. In 2007, a judge sentenced him to 60 months in jail on one charge and 20 months on another.
  6. In 2008, he unsuccessfully asked the court to set aside his convictions. He tried again in 2009 but failed.
  7. In 2012, his third child was born.
  8. In 2014, his fourth child was born. He was released on probation that year. Because of his drug use, he alternated between probation and prison from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, a judge ordered him to prison for four years. 
  9. In 2019, he was released from jail.
  10. While living in Phoenix, he was arrested in 2020 on suspicion of transporting three undocumented immigrants from Mexico into the U.S. After pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge, he was given a conditional release pending sentencing. In July 2020, a judge allowed him to travel to Tulsa to celebrate a birthday party there with his four children. In August 2020, he was sentenced to 36 months probation on the smuggling charge.
  11. In May 2021, he tested positive for cocaine. In September 2021, he was sentenced to serve five months in prison followed by three years probation.
  12. In January 2022, his former girlfriend Shatifah Lobley gave birth to their daughter.
  13. On February 11, 2022, Phoenix Police Department officers responded to a house in Phoenix where a woman was reportedly shot. He was inside the house with Lobley, their baby and Lobley’s brother. He exchanged fire with the officers, injuring nine of them. He died from a gunshot wound while Lobley was critically wounded and later died. He died at the age of 36. She was 29. Their baby was not injured.

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