Wife of Man Who Shot ISP Trooper Lents Speaks

The wife of a Martin County man who died in a shootout with a state trooper says he may not have been right mentally at the time because he had recently changed medication for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alice Jones says her husband, James Jones, had not been himself the past month. Jones says she can’t prove the medication change was a factor, but she says he had been so concerned about how he had been acting. Police say trooper Jarrod Lents of Loogootee was struck multiple times June 17 while responding to an armed robbery at a gun shop in Montgomery. Jones, who is from nearby Shoals, died in the exchange of gunshots.

Trooper Lents is assigned to the Indiana State Police Jasper Post.