Mother of Murdered Man Says Suspect is a Relative


LITTLE ROCK, Ark — A murdered man’s mother said her son and the man wanted in connection to his mother are related.

Little Rock Police announced they are looking for Robert Cheeter Jr, 28, for the murder of Terry Jones, 32.

Jones was found shot to death in his car on Bragg and 22nd street on January 1, 2016. Sitting in a seat at her home in Pine Bluff, Maxine White holds tight to pictures of her son, Terry Jones.

“He loved life, he loved people and he was just an easy going person,” said White.

New Year’s Day, she received a call that would change her life forever, her youngest son had been shot and killed in the capital city.

“My heart just sunk,” said White. “I wanted to get to my son and unfortunately, I didn’t make it there in time.”

On Thursday, the day before the 6 month anniversary of Jones’ murder, investigators announced they had identified Cheeter as a suspect.

“Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh,” said White.

White said Cheeter and Jones are cousins.

“And I don’t understand why he would do that to him,” said White

The last 6 months have not been easy for mom.

“I just thank God for the years he allowed us to share together,” said White.

Or Jones’ three year-old daughter

“it just breaks my heart every time she tells me, ‘I want my daddy,i want my daddy,” said White. “I can give her everything but her father.

Now, White is hoping Cheeter comes forward.

“If you know you did it, God know you did it,” said White. “Turn yourself in, it’s the right thing to do.”

Little Rock police said Cheeter is also involved in a shooting that happened at an apartment complex last week. Authorities said the victim in that shooting was hit in the leg.

There is a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the person responsible for Jones’ murder.

Anyone who knows Cheeter’s whereabouts is asked to give police a call. You can remain anonymous.

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