A person of interest in the William Tyrrell case has barged his way out of court, knocking a camera to the ground as he was asked if he was involved in the three-year-old’s disappearance.
A person of interest in the William Tyrrell case has barged his way out of court, knocking a camera to the ground as he was asked if he was involved in the three-year-old's disappearance.
Tony Jones warned another cameraman he would be next as detectives rushed him to a car waiting outside Taree Court.
The convicted sex offender had told the inquest he couldn't remember what he did the day the three-year-old disappeared in 2014.
"I have no recollection, none whatsoever. And I'll be honest if I wasn't scrapping ... I was probably sleeping with Debbie's friend next door."
His now ex-wife Debbie Jones has previously told the inquest he left early that morning saying he was going scrapping with their son Duane Gardoll.
But Mr Gardoll told the court that was a lie.
"Mum asked me where he was, I told her I hadn't seen him all day," he said.
Outside court Duane's brother described his father as a "putrid dog".
When asked if he had done something to William Tyrrell, he said while he couldn't say for certain he wouldn't put it past him.
Jones was jailed for the aggravated indecent assault of an 11-year-old girl, but has never been charged in relation to William Tyrrell.
He was also asked today about claims he was seen 15 minutes away from the street where William was last seen, in a fogged-up white car similar to one which was placed on Benaroon Drive.
"That person who has recognised me needs to go to an optometrist," he insisted.
His then-wife owned a white Camry but he claimed he wasn't allowed to drive it.
"Whatever, the car was taken away and forensically examined, came back clean because I never ever drove the car," he said.
Jones will continue giving evidence tomorrow.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/william-tyrrell-inquest-son-of-pedophile-tony-jones-gives-evidence/96fa40f8-755b-427f-b10e-c28976ff7442