“I hope that you don’t sleep. I hope that Bradley Taylor Reece doesn’t sleep. I hope Justin Allen Butson doesn’t sleep and I hope Charles Oliver Adams doesn’t sleep,” Monica Jones said at a small protest Saturday.
Monica Jones, the mother who accused three men of murdering her son Tre’ McFadden the early morning of May 16, says her son was “the life of the party, big-hearted, and very trusting.” Jones claims that Tre’s trust was probably his biggest mistake. Trusting the wrong people.
Tre’ McFadden, 24, was found dead in a ditch on Stella Road in Onslow County eight-days later after he went missing on May 16, 2017. The family of McFadden believed the three men who were with Tre’ may have killed him but Sheriff Hans Miller with the Onslow County Sheriff Department says, there’s no evidence of criminal activity in the man’s death. The men told police that Tre’ jumped out of the moving 50-60 mph vehicle after he was acting “erratic and paranoid.”
The three men who were with McFadden told the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office that they looked for McFadden but couldn’t locate him due to overgrown vegetation in the area. They assumed Tre’ survived the jump from the vehicle and ran off somewhere as a result of them not dialing 911.
Only 10 people showed up for Justice For Tre’ McFadden protest outside of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department Saturday morning. The protest only lasted about an hour and 30 minutes, upsetting Jones that so many cared for her son but little attended the call for justice.
“Why not now? My son is gone and he is never coming back. So any day is a good day to protest for him. His time has run out and I’m going to be protesting and fighting for him until mines run out,” Jones said turning away with tears in her eyes.
Jones believes that the investigation into her son’s death is not being handled professionally. “First off they should have been considered suspects,” she said in response to the three men deemed as witnesses of Tre’ jumping out of a vehicle.
The autopsy said that Tre’ suffered blunt force injuries to his head and the manner of his death cannot be determined.
Sheriff Hans Miller said the investigation is still ongoing.