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.