Tom Jones

Tom is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from Texas Southern University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Tom has reported the news in Amarillo, Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana and Las Vegas.  He has worked at WSB-TV as a General Assignment Reporter for nearly a decade.

Tom considers himself a news junkie.  He enjoys covering crime and court stories.

Latest from Tom Jones

It didn't sit well with many people near the Lovejoy community after learning police found the burned body of Andre Tripps, 24, along a cut-through behind the Walden Landing Apartments and Thrasher Road.

Police investigate how Brookhaven man's body ended up in Clayton County

Police are trying to figure out how a man reported missing ended up tied up and burned to death in a wooded area.   The gruesome discovery has people who live in the area on edge.   "My God. I'm just like… I can't even wrap my head around it. ...

Father says Capt. Herb comforted sons at accident scene before heart attack

The father whose two sons were in a violent crash is thankful longtime WSB traffic reporter Capt. Herb Emory was there to comfort his sons.   Emory suffered a massive heart attack at that scene.   The two-car crash happened Saturday afternoon on Burnt Hickory Road in Douglasville.   Right ...

Police: College student's death near elementary school may be suicide

Police said they are still trying to determine how a college student found near the playground of an elementary school died.   Curtis Pinckney, 20, was found shot to death on the Hambrick Elementary campus near Stone Mountain early Sunday morning.   Detectives said they are tying up some loose ...

Jamie Pruitt said as he attempted to break up the all-out brawl he bumped one of the teens and that's when the young man ran and grabbed a gun from a car.

Man shot while breaking up fight relieved by arrests

Police have arrested two teens in the case of a man who was shot while trying to break up a fight. But officers say the shooter remains on the loose.   Officers have charged Johnathan Grant and Devin Fyfe, both 17, with aggravated assault surrounding the shooting of Jamie Pruitt.  ...

Loved ones say Mike Burgess is an angel on Earth for helping save Tim Williams and his daughter Kimberli from a burning car on Highway 34 East near the NCG Cinemas on Fischer Crossing Boulevard in Sharpsburg.

Family thanks 'angel on Earth' for rescuing dad, daughter in car fire

A man is being called as a hero after he rescued a father and daughter from their burning car. The victims' family say Mike Burgess is an angel on Earth for helping save their loved ones. It all began Sunday night on Highway 34 East near the NCG Cinemas on ...

A man who was shot trying to break up a fight says he forgives the teen who shot him. Jamie Pruitt also said he's bothered that the shooter's friends repeatedly urged him to shoot him.

Police search for teen believed to have shot man trying to break up fight

A man who was shot trying to break up a fight says he forgives the teen who shot him. Jamie Pruitt also said he's bothered that the shooter's friends repeatedly urged him to shoot him.   The shooting took place Monday afternoon on To Lani Farm Road.   Pruitt, 29, ...

Defendant Kemra Matthew sat silently as Jadien's grandmother testified about the impact his death has had on her during Matthew's sentencing.

Man sentenced to life without parole in death of 2-year-old

A grandmother tearfully pleaded with a judge to give the man convicted of murdering her 2-year-old grandson the maximum punishment.   Clayton County Superior Court Judge Deborah Benefield did just that after calling victim Jadien Harvey's home a house of horrors.   Defendant Kemra Matthew sat silently as Jadien's grandmother ...

Police investigate woman shot sitting in her car

Police are trying to figure out who shot a woman as she sat in a car at a mobile home park.   The woman survived and the shooter ran away, neighbors at the Riverdale Mobile Home Park said.   Residents showed Channel 2’s Tom Jones how the gunfire left a ...

A top prosecutor in the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office has been fired, and he says it's because the DA is upset he plans to run against her.

Top prosecutor says he was fired after making plans to run against DA

A top prosecutor in the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office has been fired, and he says it's because the DA is upset he plans to run against her.   "The notice simply says termination," Jason Green told Channel 2s Tom Jones outside the Clayton County Courthouse.   Green showed the ...

Deputies seeking answers in Riverdale murder

The mother of a murdered man has a message for the person who took her son's life: "Our kids are not supposed to die before us. We are supposed to go before them and this situation it didn't happen."   Someone shot and killed Lisa Hershman's 22-year-old son, Christopher Munger ...

 
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