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Friday, November 16, 2012 03:14 PM

Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrest of Tyronne Jones, B/M, 17, of 3833 Chinkapin Drive in Harvey and an unnamed 16 year-old B/M of Harvey. Both suspects were booked with 6 counts each of Vehicle Burglary.

On November 14, 2012 around 3:15 a.m. Second District Patrol Officer Charles Lee was dispatched to 1807 W. Squirewood Dr. in Barkley Estates to investigate a vehicle burglary complaint. The victim at that address called 911 after observing two black males wearing hooded sweatshirt entering his unlocked truck.

Assisting JPSO units responding to the same call observed two B/M subjects fleeing into the wooded area near Lapalco Blvd. A perimeter was established and with the assistance of K-9, Tyronne Jones was apprehended without incident. A dark blue backpack containing a laptop computer, cellular telephone case, flashlight, and a Glock magazine loaded with .40 caliber ammunition was recovered approximately thirty feet from where Jones was apprehended.

Immediately following Jones’ apprehension, JPSO Detective Kevin Tillman was assigned the follow-up and subsequently interviewed Jones at the Investigations Bureau. Jones initially denied any involvement in the vehicle burglary on Squirewood, telling Detective Tillman he weighs, bags, and sells marijuana and was in Barkley Estates trying to sell marijuana. Jones advised it was merely coincidental that he ran from deputies at the same time two other subjects were seen running from the police.

As Detective Tillman continued interviewing Jones, he eventually admitted participating in several vehicle burglaries in Barkley Estates prior to his apprehension. He continued by telling Tillman he and two other individuals, the 16 year-old who was arrested the following day, and a third individual whose name Jones claimed he did not know, met at the Shell service station across from Barkley Estates and decided they would go into Barkley to commit vehicle burglaries. Jones advised he stood on at least four corners, while the 16 year-old and the other subject burglarized unlocked vehicles on at least four streets in Barkley Estates. Jones told Tillman they were in Barkley for approximately 2 hours prior to being captured.

Tyronne Jones was subsequently transported to the JPCC where he was booked accordingly. Jones has a prior criminal history with arrests for: Disturbing the Peace, Interfering with an Educational Facility, and Simple Burglary.
On November 14th, upon learning the identity of the 16 year-old suspect, Detective Tillman prepared an arrest warrant for him. Detective Tillman attempted to locate the suspect at his home, but was unsuccessful. Detective Tillman informed a parent of the 16 year-old to have him surrender to him ASAP. The following day, the 16 year-old turned himself in to Detective Tillman at the Investigations Bureau. He was subsequently booked into the Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center.

The 16 year-old juvenile suspect has a prior criminal history with arrests for: Attempted Simple Burglary, Possession of Marijuana, and Status Offenses.

Detective Tillman recovered a number of items believed taken during the two hour time period Tyronne Jones and his accomplices spent in Barkley Estates. These items include laptops, cell phones, purses, GPS units, etc. Anyone who believes their vehicle was burglarized during the morning of November 14th in Barkley Estates is asked to contact Detective Kevin Tilllman at 504-364-5300.

A photo of Tyronne Jones is attached

John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058
504-363-5521 Office

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