Veterinarian contradicts Sheriff’s Department account of K-9 death
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department had an investigator question an eyewitness on Thursday to see if there was any truth to the rumor that K9 Deputy Adam Jones had been killed by drug lord Terrance Smith.
The evidence pointed to the opposite.
Deputy Adam Jones was responding to a 911 call about a possible drug deal. Jones said he found Smith standing at a dead end road in the Cucamonga area, and Smith said he was looking for a dog to do a drug deal.
“It was definitely dead end,” said Deputy Adam Jones.
Smith, the alleged drug kingpin, had a drug-fueled rant of about a minute, Jones said, and he was threatening to shoot Jones, and he left. Jones told the sheriff’s department that he feared for his life, and he was a trained officer.
During an interview with the sheriff’s department, Smith’s former drug-running partner, Michael Bonsall, said he had never heard of an attempt to kill a deputy.
“We both have a very high regard for the good people of San Bernardino County and we don’t have anything to hide,” Bonsall said. “He (Smith) could be going on the Internet and saying anything.”
The deputy’s body has not been found. Deputy Adam Jones had been off duty since Sept. 18, the first day of the killing rampage.
According to Smith’s Facebook page, he wrote under the heading “Drugs” on Sept. 18, “I’m going to be very brief. My brother did me and I hope he does you.”
“When I saw his car parked in my driveway, I went to go see what he was up to. I found him with his arm around my neck, and he tried to choke me,” Smith wrote. “I took my bat and beat the shit out of him, and then told him to leave me alone, and he did.”
After Bonsall told the sheriff’s department that Smith had said nothing about getting rid of Jones, Bons