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Man arrested in Skokie on Texas murder charge

A Skokie man has been arrested in connection of a murder inside a Texas pool hall.

Charles R. Jones, 27, of the 9100 block of Lawler, was arrested at a motel on Touhy Ave in Skokie on Saturday afternoon. He was wanted on a warrant for the April 1 murder of Gerald Banks, 33, in El Paso, Texas, according to the El Paso police.

Another defendant, Dantrell Posey, 26, had already been charged with the murder. Posey and Jones both fought with Banks before Banks was shot, police say.

Jones wore a jacket with the words “Trouble Maker” emblazoned across the back in court Sunday. His bail was set at $1 million.



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