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Bail set at $950,000 for suspect who allegedly shot himself during robbery

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Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009 10:00 pm

A man who allegedly shot himself during a Lodi home invasion robbery was arraigned Friday on eight felonies, along with a 10-year gun enhancement.

Jason Jones

Jason John Jones, 28, appeared in Lodi court with crutches, four days after he was allegedly involved in the Swain Drive robbery. San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge David Warner set bail at $950,000.

Jones did not enter a plea to six counts of armed robbery - one for each victim - as well as one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a dangerous weapon.

He is also accused of violating the terms of his probation in a previous conviction of evading police and possessing a firearm.

The Lodi resident told the judge he has been unemployed for six to seven months and asked for an attorney. He will return to court Wednesday.

Jones was the only person injured in the robbery. The victims said they had eaten dinner and were watching a hockey game on TV when three men burst in the door and ordered them to the floor.

One of the victims was giving her 2-year-old son a bath when Jones allegedly kicked in the bathroom door and ordered her to the living room. She said she wasn't even allowed to get the toddler out of the bath. He was also not harmed.

The three men took wallets, a laptop and other valuables. Then, police and the victims said, Jones' gun discharged and fired into his knee.

Jones soon showed up at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton, where Lodi police say he reported that he'd been injured in a drive-by shooting. He underwent surgery to remove shotgun pellets and was guarded at the hospital until Wednesday night, when Jones was booked into the county jail.

The two other suspects have not been located.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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  • posted at 10:38 am on Sat, May 2, 2009.


    T&C maybe 3 hots and a cot sound good to you, not me. He will get something your wouldn`t give your dog, and have to listen to some guy getting raped two cells away, glad I stuck to the straight and narrow. He now has a new nick-name just call him stumpy. If that shotgun had double ott buck, surprised the doc`s had anything to put back together.

  • posted at 2:32 am on Sat, May 2, 2009.


    Sounds like 3 hots and a cot for the rest of his life, three strikes felony I hope.



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