Jones indicted on 13 felonies

Published 1:03 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016

An 18-year-old Farmville man arrested as a juvenile in December in connection to two home invasions at one Green Bay residence is now under indictment as an adult for those crimes.

A grand jury indicted Darius Rashad Jones on June 21, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, for 13 felonies including one count of robbery, three counts of abduction, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of conspiracy to break and enter, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and one count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark confirmed the charges are in connection with home invasions which took place Dec. 9 and 10, 2015, at a residence on the 13000 block of Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360). At the time, reports showed the incidents took place at about 3:40 p.m.

The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office charged Jones along with two other teens, ages 14 and 16 at the time. Their names have not been released due to their juvenile status.

According to sheriff’s office Maj. David Wilmoth, during the Dec. 9 incident, the teens invaded the Green Bay home, displayed firearms and stole a tattoo set and video game console. At the time, Wilmoth said the teens held three people in the home at gunpoint, but no one was injured.

On Dec. 10, Jones and the two juveniles returned to the same home where they stole another video game console, video games, a game controller and shoes, Wilmoth said. 

Clark confirmed Jones is being tried as an adult. His trial is set for Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

At the time of his arrest, deputies took Jones to the Piedmont Juvenile Detention Center, where he is still being held, according to Clark.