Court documents reveal new details about 2022 Bloomington homicide

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Jaylin Bones, 22, made his initial court appearance on a video link on Friday. (WJBC file photo)

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BLOOMINGTON – A Bloomington murder suspect fatally shot a man a year ago during an armed robbery, according to grand jury indictments filed this week in McLean County Court.

In addition to the murder case against Jaylin Bones, prosecutors filed additional charges alleging Bones was in possession of a pistol and ammunition when a U.S. Marshal’s task force arrested him at an East Peoria business on Thursday.

Bones, 22, made his initial court appearance on a video link on Friday. A judge ordered him jailed on $2.3 million bond, meaning he has to post 10% of that or $230,000 to be released from jail. His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 24.

The grand jury indictments say Bones shot Timothy Q. Manns, 29, in the head and shoulder during an armed robbery on Jan. 24, 2022. Police said they found Manns fatally shot in an apartment in the 600 block of West Jefferson Street, near North Oak Street, on the city’s west side. It was the first of five homicides in Bloomington last year.

Also pending in McLean County are charges accusing Bones of having a stolen handgun and obstructing justice in February of last year. He posted a $300 cash bond in that case.

Bones was banned from having any firearms because of a felony conviction in Livingston County for fleeing and eluding police in 2021. For that crime, he was sentenced to 140 days in jail and two years on probation.


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