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    MARCH 14--The “American Idol” contestant expected to be booted from the show tonight is the subject of five outstanding arrest warrants in New Jersey, The Smoking Gun has learned.

    Jermaine Jones, 25, is wanted in three separate counties for failing to appear in court on a variety of criminal charges dating back to 2006, according to court records. His two most recent arrests came last year in Camden County, where he works as a vocal instructor.

    The oldest warrant stems from a 2006 narcotics bust in Salem County. Jones’s next collar came in 2008 in Woodbury, where he was cited on an open container charge. In 2009 he was nabbed for providing cops with a false name in Winslow Township.

    Jones's first arrest in 2011 came in March, when he provided a cop with the false name "Joel Jones" to "avoid being apprehended on outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a criminal complaint. He was nabbed in late-November for again giving false information to a police officer. This time, he claimed to be "Kareem D. Watkins" in "an attempt to avoid arrest for numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a Municipal Court criminal complaint.

    In a Twitter post last night, Jones reported, “Awww I will no longer b on the show.” While he did not expound further on his departure from the Fox TV hit, he apparently has been bounced for failing to disclose his arrest history to the show’s producers.

    Jones was one of the final dozen competitors on the program.

    So how did "Idol"'s crackerjack background investigators fail to sniff out Jones’s rap sheet? For that answer, we'd point to Fox's history of failing to adequately vet reality show contestants like Corey Clark, Frenchie Davis, Bo Bice, Scott Savol, Lashundra Cobbins, the Brittenum brothers, Jaered Andrews, Sarah Kozer, and--the father of them all--Rick Rockwell. (2 pages)http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documen...arrests-769123

    It is a dirty shame, the dude can really sing and is one of my favorites.
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    Wow, this guy isn't that far from me.
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    The oldest warrant stems from a 2006 narcotics bust in Salem County.

    Translation: he was smoking weed

    Jones’s next collar came in 2008 in Woodbury, where he was cited on an open container charge.

    So he was driving a car where somebody in the cabin was drinking, but not him (if it were him, this would have been a DUI or DWI),

    In 2009 he was nabbed for providing cops with a false name in Winslow Township.Jones's first arrest in 2011 came in March, when he provided a cop with the false name "Joel Jones" to "avoid being apprehended on outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a criminal complaint. He was nabbed in late-November for again giving false information to a police officer. This time, he claimed to be "Kareem D. Watkins" in "an attempt to avoid arrest for numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a Municipal Court criminal complaint.

    So 3 more warrants that have to do with hiding his identity to cover the first two.


    Meh, let him sing. He's not on American Brain Surgeon. It's like... oh no an aspiring musician smoked a joint and had an open container of alcohol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Meh, let him sing. He's not on American Brain Surgeon. It's like... oh no an aspiring musician smoked a joint and had an open container of alcohol!
    He could have won, he has a great voice.
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    Like they always say, the best way to avoid being detected by the police is to be featured on a popular television show. What could go wrong?
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    On the bright side, he has the makings of a brilliant career as a Democrat politician.
    Maybe one day he can be President if he has done a little blow along the way.
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    Watching right now, it wasn't the fact he was charged that got him booted, it was that he didn't disclose it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    The oldest warrant stems from a 2006 narcotics bust in Salem County.

    Translation: he was smoking weed
    Who provided the translation?

    Quote Originally Posted by m00;490628[I
    Jones’s next collar came in 2008 in Woodbury, where he was cited on an open container charge.[/I]


    So he was driving a car where somebody in the cabin was drinking, but not him (if it were him, this would have been a DUI or DWI),
    He could have just obeyed the law in the first place. It makes life easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by m00;490628[i
    In 2009 he was nabbed for providing cops with a false name in Winslow Township.Jones's first arrest in 2011 came in March, when he provided a cop with the false name "Joel Jones" to "avoid being apprehended on outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a criminal complaint. He was nabbed in late-November for again giving false information to a police officer. This time, he claimed to be "Kareem D. Watkins" in "an attempt to avoid arrest for numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest," according to a Municipal Court criminal complaint.[/I]

    So 3 more warrants that have to do with hiding his identity to cover the first two.
    The whole paragraph above is murky. 2009 nabbed....2011 first arrest (?)....outstanding warrants...nabbed again late November...numerous outstanding warrants....

    BullShit! Send him back to the streets and good riddance. In my entire life I have not talked to as many cops as this yo-yo has.
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    Hollie Cavanagh knocked it out of the park tonight!
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    While I'm actually glad to see that Idol has some standards of conduct, the thought of someone getting kicked out of the music industry for a drug bust is, well... funny as hell.
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