Police: Dallas Man Shot at a Mail Carrier He Says Slept With His Wife

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Jamie Lamont Jones, circa 2002
At first, Jamie Lamont Jones told police he couldn't have fired the shots. He'd been lying in bed in a back room when it happened, the same spot he'd been for days. Surely the officers could see that someone in his condition -- paralyzed from the waist down and missing a leg -- could no more make it to the porch and back with a gun than a pig could sprout wings. Besides, he told them, he didn't even own a gun. They could search the house if they wanted to waste their time.

Marcus Rich, a 51-year-old mail carrier, told a different story. He'd finished his route at quarter till noon and was walking back to his truck down Highland Hills Drive in Southeast Oak Cliff. As he passed in front of Jones' house, the one-legged man was on the front porch with a gun pointed straight at him.

Jones fired two shots, missing with both but sending Rich scrambling for his truck, where he called 911. Rich told police he had no idea why Jones was trying to kill him. He knew the man but only from brief encounters delivering the mail. They'd never fought.

The postal worker's account was bolstered by the officers' discovery of a handgun in the garage, which had been inexpertly hidden and was hanging from the attic above the garage. Confronted with the gun and a statement from a witness who had been on the porch when the shots were fired, Jones admitted he'd been the gunman.

Here, Rich and Jones' stories diverge once again. Whereas Rich claimed their encounters were minimal and courteous, Jones said the letter carrier of sleeping with his common-law wife. They'd had a knock-down argument about it the night before.

Because the narrative is provided by a police officer instead of, say, William Faulkner, we don't know whether Rich was indeed cuckolding Jones. But even if he was, shooting at people is illegal, doubly so when you're a convicted felon like Jones.

He was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He would have gone to Lew Sterrett, but he had bed sores and an open wound, so he was taken to Baylor instead.

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Dallas
Dallas

I don't get it with men sometimes. If his woman cavorted with another man this guy should take it up with her not the mail carrier. Surely she could have declined the mail carrier's approaches but she didn't. There must be something phoney in their relationship if she had a hunky panky with the mail carrier. That's what he needs to confront. The mail carrier is like most men a dog - if they can get away with it you bet they will hit it.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

AND THE POST OFFICE IS BANKRUPT BECAUSE THEY GIVE HUGE PENSION TO EMPLOYEES...WHY???

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

NO STORY HERE...JUST ANOTHER BLACK GUY WITH SOME SKANK AND A GUN ACTING OUT HIS RACISM.

MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

Isn't assaulting a postal worker delivering mail a federal crime?  He needs to go to Huntsville on state charges and then serve some Federal time.  The good thing about Federal time is no parole.  Intent to kill is probably good for 10 long years after he leaves Huntsville.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow... he delivers!

mewkins
mewkins

I nicked the census man.

marytinvb
marytinvb

When I was married to a carrier named Hugh Richard Trotter, it's a good thing I didn't shoot his girlfriend Cheryl Deponceau after finding out she was entertaining him in his mail truck. On the mail. I should have notified the residents of Cypress Point so they could wear gloves while handling their mail that day. She did me a favor, though. I'm much happier now.

Obummer
Obummer

As long as Sandra Fluke gets her free birth control pills what difference does it make?

liamskye
liamskye

Hey, he was just delivering the male.

laffman99
laffman99

Screwing the public, this guy should be promoted to postmaster.  I see big things for this carrier, he's a multi-tasker type of guy

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

I didn't think the USPS still did "special delivery".

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

If he only waited until he caught them en flagrante delecto . . . .

lymie13
lymie13

@rufuslevin 

HUGE PENSIONS!?!?!?!??!  We live like welfare people. Old system didn't put into social security, the rest that did, basically get just that plus it's a 30 yr retirement. City , County and State workers have 20 or 25 yr retirements with a pension AND social security. Oh...... try living on what we try to survive on

Daniel
Daniel

@redwingirish  He probably didn't even have time to pull up his shorts yes pull up his shorts.

marytinvb
marytinvb

@Daniel @marytinvb LOL not really. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. However, the best revenge is future success, and I've found that. And I know what Cheryl is getting. It isn't all that.

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @truthsquad   All I can say after speaking to Mr. Trotter,  his daughter Michelle who happens to be visiting him this week, and the new Mrs. Trotter last night is wooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww.   Unreal what the Trotters were put through by you. 

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @truthsquad   Last time?   I get a lot of my research on these blogs and I jumped on this  being my father works at the PO.   Do you know Mac?

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad You're delusional if you believe he doesn't want to revisit his life with me. And you already knew him, don't act like you're just finding out that he's a nice person. bahahaha!! Don't waste any more of my time posting here. Good luck with your "thesis." Last time you harassed me like this you claimed to be a law student!!! ROFL how's that working out for ya? I'm done here. Get a bath.

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @truthsquad  Mr Trotter just returned my call, said he would have to call me later.  Seems like a very nice person.   He did inform me that he has remarried late 2008, and he has a very happy life now and that he doesn't want to revisit all the bad memories and never thinks about them at all.    Will post tomorrow if he is kind enough to call me later as he said he would,  this is becoming very interesting.  

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad  You're right, as usual. I am still in love with him. Too bad he moved on. I know he still loves me, though. He has admitted it to the kids.

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad I apologized earlier for my rudeness to you. Somehow it shows up above here. Anyway, if you were writing a thesis you would know not to put an apostrophe in "its" unless you are using "its" as a contraction for "it is," in which case the apostrophe would be correct. And if you want to see delusional, you should look in a mirror. Sorry if that was rude, but you have always had delusions of competence.

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @truthsquad  Wow I think Daniel is right,  you haven't moved on and are obviously still obsessed with this person.   I have left a message for him at 3 post offices,  if he does contact me,  I will follow up and post it.   Thanks again for the insight into delusions and it's behaviors.  

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad  Hey, I'm sorry for my earlier rudeness to you. And Hugh actually had some good qualities. Too bad it couldn't work out. We both could have been happier if I had had the guts to leave when I realized we couldn't be happy together.

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad If you reach him, you might ask him why all of his wives have given birth to other men's babies while married to him. He definitely has a pattern going. Maybe nobody wants their kids to inherit his traits? He needs to do some introspection to find out why women don't find him worthy of allegiance. He still communicates with his step-daughters, though, so maybe he isn't all bad.

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad Always glad to help, Bitch. He may not be gay, but he told me he had a gay affair. As far as I know, he only cheated with women. And yeah right, I really believe you are working on a thesis. You're as likely to be furthering your education as he is. That is, not at all. So again, suck it. Oh and by the way, why the retirement raiding? Because he  has a gambling problem, you stupidass. And if you're trying to contact him, as far as I know he still delivers mail in the Cypress Point area of Virginia Beach. One of the kids went looking for him one day to show him his step-grandkids but he apparently wasn't working that day. Suck it, Bitch.

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @truthsquad   Wow again this is interesting because it states in the divorce papers that retirement money was taken that was not authorized by Mr. Trotter and yet you claim he made so much money?  Then why the retirement raiding?   Being that they aren't his kids as you just admitted and the divorce file clearly states, do you suppose he doesn't care about what any of you think?   And now you are accusing him of being gay?   After you claimed he was cheating with a woman? Now he cheats with both?  My thesis is on delusional fantasies and this was a great addition to it.   Thanks for contributing and proving a very valid point.    I am currently trying to contact Mr. Trotter now, since there is still a no harassment order on file with Virginia Beach,  he might want to see these postings.   

marytinvb
marytinvb

@truthsquad @GuitarPlayer Very true. Maybe you should ask why somebody who earns as much money as he did couldn't keep a woman home. Not enough money in the world for that. The kids are happy he's gone, and the grandchildren are better off too! Glad you took your time reading the file. I never told the kids he had confessed to at least one gay affair. That would have grossed them out. So suck it, bitch!! You know all about his shortcomings, I'm sure. By the way, I found more of his crap while moving. Have him contact me if he wants it; otherwise it's going on Freecycle. Glad someone else is stuck with him now! 

truthsquad
truthsquad

@marytinvb @GuitarPlayer  Funny I thought that Mr. Trotter was granted a divorce based on Mary's adultery, being that she had 2 kids during the marriage that weren't his.   Pretty sure that's what the very public divorce documents state that are on file in Virginia Beach, VA.  It was very interesting reading to me, along with the other public records on the Trotters.   Yet you are trying to libel and slander his obviously latest girlfriend?  Jealous much?

marytinvb
marytinvb

@GuitarPlayer @marytinvb Had to come back to this. It's really creepy that you said what you did, because he used to say that. Kind of gives me shivers that you are so perceptive. However, he doesn't play the guitar, so I know it isn't him.

marytinvb
marytinvb

@Daniel @marytinvb I've always been a little over the top in nearly every way!! At least I didn't post all five of her surnames. If she marries my ex, I believe he will be her sixth husband. Thanks for the high-five!!

marytinvb
marytinvb

@GuitarPlayer @marytinvb bahahaha you are definitely not my former husband. Too bad, because if you were, I do have some things to say to him. Things that went unsaid for a long time.

Daniel
Daniel

@marytinvb @Daniel  Well, posting their full names was a little over the top, but it did make me laugh. Here's to ya, gal.

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