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Robber who shot himself in knee gets 16 years in prison

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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:00 am

A Lodi man who accidentally shot himself in the knee while robbing a home will soon start serving a 16-year prison sentence.

Jason John Jones, 28, pleaded guilty to felony charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to San Joaquin County Superior Court records.

He was charged in connection with the April 27 robbery at a Swain Drive home, where the residents and a few friends were watching a hockey game. One woman was bathing her 2-year-old son, but the gunman ordered her out of the bathroom and into the living room with the other victims.

None of the victims were injured, but as the robbers fled, Jones' gun discharged and fired into his knee. The robbers fled as blood dripped onto the carpet, which Lodi police later took as evidence.

Jones soon showed up at a Stockton hospital, seeking treatment for what he said was a wound received in a drive-by shooting. Lodi police soon arrested him.

Jones required surgery to remove shotgun pellets, and he used crutches at his court appearance four days after the robbery.

Under terms of the plea deal, Jones was sentenced to 16 years, eight months in state prison, with 212 days of credit for the time he spent in jail.

Though Jones was sentenced Oct. 29, court records show he will remain in the county jail until after next Monday, at the order of the judge who sentenced him.

Jones was already on probation for a January 2008 conviction of evading police and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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  • posted at 1:16 pm on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    "Prison Wallet"... hahahahahaEXCELLENTE @@ !!!

  • posted at 11:29 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    Aim Higher

  • posted at 9:37 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    where is the picture of this Darwin Award winner?

  • posted at 4:57 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    Very good comment, jramagic!!

  • posted at 4:05 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    Too bad it wasn't aimed at his crotch

  • posted at 2:28 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    I this guy gets the prize for dumbest criminal. It's close, but he beats the guy who was bragging on his cell phone about selling his loot at the pawn shop.

  • posted at 2:17 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    Forrest Gump said it best!

  • posted at 1:40 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    how much money did it take to get this guy convicted?? His blood and acl and the crime scene?Too bad for him though, hes spending 16 in the pen and has a bum knee to boot. It is gonna be hard for him to evade when they attack his "prison wallet"

  • posted at 12:11 am on Tue, Nov 24, 2009.


    With his aim and accuracy, this gentleman is well qualified to become a member of the House of Representatives!



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