Man Charged In Drive-By That Killed Alton Boy

(Alton, IL) — An Alton man is charged with a drive-by shooting death of an eleven-year-old boy earlier this week. Eighteen-year-old Ta’Mon Ford faces a first-degree murder charge for killing young Romell Jones last Monday night outside the Alton Acres housing complex. Police say the suspect drove there in a red Olds Alero for a fight that was set up on Facebook. Ford was arrested as detectives used the social media posts, surveillance camera photos and tips from the community as clues. There may be more arrests in the case. Meanwhile, Ford is held without bail in the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville.