Cheektowaga man charged in shooting death of a man in Cheektowaga Town Park

Modified: March 1, 2012 10:56am


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 18 year old Dontre Jones of 38 Alexander, Cheektowaga, will be arraigned at 9:30 this morning before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns on a sealed indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

It is alleged that on May 31, 2011 in Cheektowaga Town Park, Jones fatally shot 20 year old Ira Watkins of 223 S. Division Street, Buffalo, by shooting him.      

If convicted of these crimes Jones faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years to life.