Robert Quarles, 60, Arrested For The Murder Of James Jones, 70

Published on March 09, 2021, 8:48 am
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On Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at approximately 1400 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault inside of 1571 Taylor Avenue, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 70-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the head.

EMS responded to the location and transported the aided male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The Medical Examiner has deemed the death a homicide.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


James Jones
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 60-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Friday, March 05, 2021, at 1620 hours, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct.


Robert Quarles
address withheld
North Charleston, SC 29405


  • assault (2 counts)

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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