Pismo Beach Man Arrested for Alleged Attempted Murder of His Mother
Above: Mark Jones IV booking photo
Courtesy of Pismo Beach PD
Originally published by Pismo Beach PD:
“On Wednesday, September 12th, at approximately 5:26 PM, officers responded to a residence in the north section of the city on a report of an assault of a 72-year-old female. Officers arrived to find an injured victim who had been choked by her adult son. The suspect, Mark Foulks Jones IV (45, of Grover Beach, Ca), fled prior to the officer’s arrival. An investigation revealed Jones attacked the victim, strangling her until near unconsciousness, telling her he was going to kill her. Officers requested area agencies “Be on the Look Out” for the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The victim was provided with an Emergency Protective Order, and ultimately medically cleared at the hospital following the assault.
On Thursday, September 14th, 2023, Pismo Beach Police Department Investigators were contacted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department after Sheriff’s Deputies detained Jones at the Chumash Casino.
Jones was taken into custody and transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail where he was processed and booked for the following charges:
PC 664/187-Attempted Murder, Bail-$500,000
PC 422(a)-Terrorist Threats. Bail-$50,000
PC 368(b)(1)-Elder Abuse, Bail-$50,000″