Nashville District Attorney’s Office Files to Revoke Bond for Left-Wing Activist Justin Jones, Records Show

Members of Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk’s office have filed a motion to revoke the bond for left-wing activist Justin Jones, according to an official with the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office.

This, as Jones is out on bond for allegedly disrupting a Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate rally in Nashville last October. As The Tennessee Star reported last week, authorities arrested Jones last Thursday after he allegedly threw a drink at Tennessee Speaker of the House Glen Casada at the state capitol.

Jones goes by his full name, Justin Bautista-Jones, in his arrest docket, said Nicholas Kiefer, courts director for state trial courts.

Someone in Funk’s office filed the motion to revoke Jones’ bond late Monday, Kiefer said.

“Basically, at this point, until a judge has a hearing on it, nothing [will happen],” Kiefer said.

“What will happen is either on his [Jones’] next court date, or, if the parties decide to set a court date that is sooner, the court will hear arguments related to that motion from the state and from the defense and then the court will issue whatever ruling it deems fit.”

Jones’ next court appearance from his arrest last fall — a preliminary hearing — was scheduled for March 22nd, Kiefer said.

“It looks like at the very least the district attorney has asked that it be put on the docket sooner than his expected court date of the 22nd,” Kiefer said

“There is a possibility he will get a court date a little quicker than that. On the Certificate of Service the state asked for it to be set on the 8th, but the court has not put it on that court date yet, so I don’t know if the judge will accept that.”

General Sessions Court Judge Dianne Turner was originally scheduled to hear Jones’ case, but that may change if court officials move the case up to the 8th, this coming Friday, Kiefer said.

As The Star reported, authorities last week banned Jones from entering the Tennessee capitol in Nashville, after he allegedly threw a beverage – possibly coffee, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol – on Casada and State Rep. Debra Moody, R-Covington.

THP officers took Jones into custody immediately after Thursday’s alleged incident.

The ban, however, is apparently not permanent, at least not until Jones’ case is resolved.

Court officials ordered Jones to have no contact with Casada or with the other legislator Jones allegedly assaulted.

Jones must also stay away from the state capitol building and the Cordell Hull State Office Building, where many legislators have offices, according to court documents.

Jones, on his Facebook page, said he wants Tennessee officials to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol.

On his Twitter page Sunday, Jones seemed to compare himself to a Boston Tea Party protestor.

“I find it ironic that the same people who celebrate and take their own movement’s name sake [‘Tea Party’] from white people rioting & throwing tea as an act of ‘revolution’ are now overplaying an incident of a cup of iced tea in an elevator. Tell the truth,” Jones wrote.

Moody, who said the alleged attack left her jacket “soaking wet” told The Star that whatever Jones allegedly hurled at her and Casada was “a hot liquid.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected] 








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  1. […] and Representative Debra Moody late last month.  Prior to the dismissal of the case, Jones was facing possible revocation of his bond pending a hearing on the February assault charges.  Jones is scheduled to be back in General […]

  2. lb

    He is a leftist here from Oakland, CA. He is supposedly in “Divinity School” here–wonder if they are helping him with his anger issues?
    He needs to be kept in jail until Court and then when he is convicted, have the book thrown at him. This isnt his first or even 2nd arrest for this kind of thing

  3. Randall

    Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!

  4. Steve Allen

    I bet he becomes a fugitive from justice.

    1. Ron W

      Steve, you think maybe he will flee back to Cali-forn-i-a and be shielded from extradition in one of their sanctuary cities–maybe even the sanctuary state?

  5. Ron W

    The following speech by Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Black Community of Memphis should be put with his bust in the State Capitol to hopefully assuage some of the bigotted ignorance:

    On July 5, 1875, Gen. Forrest was invited to speak at the Memphis convention of the Independent Order of Pole-Bearers Association (predecessor to the NAACP). The Association was organized by Southern blacks after the war to promote black voting rights, etc.

    At this, his last public appearance, he made what the New York Times described as a “friendly speech” during which, when offered a bouquet of flowers by a black woman, he accepted them as a token of reconciliation between the races and espoused a radically progressive (for the time) agenda of equality and harmony between black and white Americans.

    His speech was recorded in the Memphis Daily Appeal as follows:

    “Ladies and Gentlemen I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God’s earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. ( Immense applause and laughter.) This day is a day that is proud to me, having occupied the position that I did for the past twelve years, and been misunderstood by your race. This is the first opportunity I have had during that time to say that I am your friend. I am here a representative of the southern people, one more slandered and maligned than any man in the nation.

    “I will say to you and to the colored race that men who bore arms and followed the flag of the Confederacy are, with very few exceptions, your friends. I have an opportunity of saying what I have always felt – that I am your friend, for my interests are your interests, and your interests are my interests. We were born on the same soil, breathe the same air, and live in the same land. Why, then, can we not live as brothers? I will say that when the war broke out I felt it my duty to stand by my people. When the time came I did the best I could, and I don’t believe I flickered. I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe that I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to bring about peace. It has always been my motto to elevate every man- to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going.

    “I have not said anything about politics today. I don’t propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, that you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Use your best judgement in selecting men for office and vote as you think right.

    “Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. I have been in the heat of battle when colored men, asked me to protect them. I have placed myself between them and the bullets of my men, and told them they should be kept unharmed. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I’ll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand.”

    Whereupon, Forrest again thanked Miss Lewis for the bouquet and then gave her a kiss on the cheek. Such a kiss was unheard of in the society of those days, but it showed a token of respect and friendship between the general and the black community and did much to promote harmony among the citizens of Memphis.

    When Forrest died in 1877 it is noteworthy that his funeral in Memphis was attended not only by thousands of whites and blacks. The funeral procession was over two miles long and was attended by over 10,000 area residents, including 3000 black citizens paying their respects.

    1. Steve Allen

      Thank you Ron W for another excellent and well presented example of the truth about respected Americans that are so maligned by the liberal/socialists.

  6. Angelito

    The left are pathetic fools.

  7. josh Read

    Where were the likes of Justin Jones when Democrat Doug Henry sponsored the acts which established NBF’s bust in the Capitol? When was that 1978?
    Glen Casada wasn’t old enough to be in the legislature.