Man Arrested for Tampering with Evidence in Dwayne Council Murder Case
Javon Moses aka Mojo was arrested Friday 12/13/2013 for tampering with evidence in the Dwayne Terrence Council Jr. murder investigation according to the Highlands Today local newspaper. The charges was based on reports that he burned some clothing soon after the murder was committed and was seen with Dwayne Council Jr. going into the direction where he was later found killed. Also according to reports Dwayne Council Jr. was seen giving a pistol to Javon Moses “Mojo” only minutes before some shots were heard being fired by witnesses. It is not clear if Javon Moses or Dwayne Council Jr. had a permit to carry a concealed firearm, but it is doubtful.
The Sheriff Department have not charged Javon Moses for murder or released information as to the possibility of him being charged for murder, so it is not clear if he is a murder suspect or simply is believed by law enforcement to know something about what happened to Dwayne Council Jr. And they still have not come up with the motive behind why Dwayne Council Jr. was murdered in cold blood execution style.
When Dwayne Council was first killed a lot of reports spoke highly of him, to include me. He was a High School celebrity football player here in Avon Park, FL., and was working for the Avon Park Youth Academy with intentions of becoming a law enforcement officer, prior to being killed. Everyone spoke highly of him and though I personally didn’t know him from what people said (reports) about him, I also assumed he was an upright kid.
Now I do not know what to think anymore, if these allegations are proved to be factual. Because the illegal possession of a firearm could be a felony in Florida, if you are a convicted felon, under 16 years old, have mental problems, or committed domestic abuse related crimes and what gets most people is you cannot conceal a firearm regardless without a permit to carry it and for doing this you can get up to 5 years in prison for a third degree felony. And not only that but firearms is the leading cause of death for our youth.
As we all know there is a lot of gun violence in the United States. There is about 300 million guns in the U.S. today and about 30,000 people are killed by gun violence each year or about 30 people a day. Homicide is the second leading killer for people between the ages of 15 to 24 and ranks first among African Americans at this age group. So I take gun possession serious, even more serious than the possession of crack cocaine
For this reason I think when Avon Park gets this grant to beautify the Southside Redevelopment Area for about $900,000, which includes where this murder body was found as well as other murders happened here recently. We should not invest in more palm tree which is only cosmetic, but should consider added electronic surveillance devices on our light poles and streets to detect guns being fired (a new technology being used in urban areas) and watch our community with cameras to reduce this a high rate of crime. And this development should be added to South Delaney Avenue where most of the chaos originates and perpetuates. Meanwhile at the City Council of Avon Park, it is being considered and discussed to rename South Delaney Avenue to Martin Luther King BLVD, which I think would bring back community pride in the African American Community of Avon Park, whereby Delaney Avenue is the core area of black businesses, our churches and residential community, which is becoming a slum area being overrun by young thugs committing petty crimes, because there are simply no jobs here in Highlands County for most of them. Which makes me wonder about Dwayne Terrence Council Jr., because he had a job and a promising future here in Avon Park, yet he probably illegally possessed and transferred a firearm.
Frank Paul Jones