Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty to Simple Robbery

          On July 25, 2017, Killyle Jones of 13489 Chase St. Gonzales, LA., age 23, pled guilty to the charge of Simple Robbery. Jones was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 incident. 

          On July 29, 2016, detectives with the Gonzales Police Department were contacted in reference to reports of a robbery that had occurred. Upon making contact with the 2 victims of the robbery, detectives learned that the victims were walking down Hwy 74 in Gonzales, when a vehicle occupied by 2 male subjects stopped and offered them a ride. The victims got into the vehicle and were driven to a nearby apartment complex. Upon their arrival, the driver and passenger of the vehicle ordered the victims to give up their belongings. The suspects got away with several miscellaneous items including 2 backpacks and a cell phone. A short while later, patrol officers were dispatched to a local business in reference to 2 suspicious male subjects. Upon arrival, officers observed a black 1998 Ford Expedition occupied by the suspicions subjects in question. Patrol officers then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle for investigatory purposes. The occupants were identified as Killyle Jones and Michael Jones. Both Killyle and Michael matched the descriptions of the suspects who committed the robbery and were detained. Both robbery victims identified Killyle and Michael through photo line-ups as the individuals who robbed them. Detectives applied for a search warrant for the Expedition, and towed it to the Gonzales Police Department where it was searched. During the search of the vehicle, detectives located the items taken from the victims during the robbery. Both Killyle and Michael Jones were arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.  

          On May 16, 2017, Michael Jones entered a guilty plea to the charge of Simple Robbery and was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that Michael Jones serve 1 year of the imposed sentence, and the remaining 6 years be suspended. Upon release, it was ordered that Jones be placed on supervised probation for 5 years.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Killyle Jones be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 7 years with credit for time served.