NEW YORK MAN KILLS WOMAN IN EVERETT

A CRIMINAL HOMICIDE OCCURRED 09/04/2018 AT 507 WEST MAIN STREET IN EVERETT BOROUGH. PSP BEDFORD RECEIVED A 911 PHONE CALL OF A REPORTED DOMESTIC DISPUTE. DURING THE DISPUTE 41 YEAR OLD LEKEVIA BUSH A BLACK FEMALE WAS STABBED BY 41 YEAR OLD BERNARD HARRY JONES JR OF BRONX,NY WITH A KNIFE HE HAD GATHERED FROM THE KITCHEN. AFTER STABBING THE VICTIM, JONES THEN FLED THE SCENE IN A 2011 NISSAN ROGUE EAST ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO UPMC BEDFORD WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 0428 HRS BY THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER.

THE VEHICLE WAS SPOTTED ON THE PA TURNPIKE IN CHESTER COUNTY WHERE A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED. JONES WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. MEMBERS FROM PSP BEDFORD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT TRAVELED TO PSP EMBREEVILLE AND INTERVIEWED JONES. JONES CONFESSED TO STABBING THE VICTIM.

HE WAS BROUGHT BACK TO BEDFORD COUNTY AND CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL HOMICIDE, MURDER OF THE FIRST DEGREE, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. HE WAS PLACED IN THE BEDFORD COUNTY JAIL AND WAS DENIED BAIL.

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