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Lakewood Man Faces Life In Prison After Armed Robbery Conviction

Antonio Jones could be sentenced under 'three strikes' law

Antonio Jones (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Antonio Jones (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
A Lakewood man was convicted of armed robbery Monday, with a jury finding that he held up a man outside his township residence and then fled from police.

In the case, authorities said Antonio Jones, 36, held up and robbed a man outside the victim's home the night of Feb. 7, 2012, then led officers on a foot chase about 30 minutes after the robbery when he was spotted by township police officers.

During the foot chase, Jones was observed by police to have discarded several items, which were later revealed to be a ski hat, a leather jacket - as the victim had described the robber wearing - and a novelty handgun covered by a black sock.

When he was being processed at police headquarters, authorities said, Jones was found to be in possession of a unique coin - a shekel - that the victim had carried in his wallet for many years.

With Jones' conviction secured, prosecutors will now be making an application to have him sentenced to life imprisonment without parole under the state's so-called Three Strikes Law due to his prior criminal record, said Al Della Fave of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Det. Thomas D'Elia, Ptl. Steve Kowaleski, Ptl. Joseph Prebish, and now-Sgt. Eric Miick were the Lakewood officers involved in the arrest and investigation, according to Della Fave. Ocean County Sherriff’s Department CIU Detectives Eric Skieczius and John Anderson processed the scene and the defendant. Troopers from the New Jersey State Police also testified at Jones' trial, with Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michelle Armstrong representing the state.

Jones has been incarcerated since the time of his arrest, Della Fave said.
BrickAmericanMan February 21, 2014 at 03:44 PM
throw away the key............thats one big ape
J February 21, 2014 at 03:55 PM
Wow could have gone with out the racist comment...
Brian February 21, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Goodbye. Enjoy your 3 hots and a cot for the rest of your life. Obviously the 1st 2 run ins with the law didn't teach him anything. Get the scumbag off the streets for good
TR February 21, 2014 at 06:25 PM
That is an insult to apes everywhere.....Looks more like ape sh*t to me!!!
none of yobusiness February 21, 2014 at 08:31 PM
I hope he likes crappy food and man ass. Because thats all he's getting till the end of his sorry life.
Av February 22, 2014 at 08:30 AM
He's got to much jig and not enough boo. Piece of garbage!! Throw his dumb ass in the tiger cage.
WMS826 February 22, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Where are all the dopey liberals with their "prayers" comments on here. Welcome to the PFL...Prison fighting league jack bag.
Joe February 22, 2014 at 03:02 PM
Why couldn't he just get a job.
DAS February 22, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Hey WMS, another intelligent post by you, this is definitely a political issue, you are so sharp!! WTF is a "Jack Bag"? What you have in your left hand!!
DAS February 22, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Now that I think of it, that guy looks just like you WMS, you finally made the news!!
BrickAmericanMan February 22, 2014 at 08:13 PM
Yes some comments are racist, but racism is what kept our neighborhoods safe and clean back in the day. I miss the days when the mob would pay a visit to your home if you even thought about selling your house to someone who did not fit the color of the people who lived on the street. Profiling works for the police, so we can find a way that works for us.
Av February 22, 2014 at 09:04 PM
WMS is a db.
Silence Dogood February 22, 2014 at 10:45 PM
ya, three hots and a cot on us tax payers expense at at 40 gs' per year....i think the laws should change....have his family pay for his incarceration.... o ya, my bad, the tax payers are paying for them to have housing and food so ya we get screwed no matter what...
DAS February 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM
BrickAmerican-I didn't think anyone on here could be as closed minded and just plan as ignorant as WMS, you just topped him. That has got to be the dumbest thing I've heard on here. And you wonder why Brick has a bad Reputation. Racist asshole.
Brian February 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Silence, there is no other alternative. He is useless to society. The prison system is what needs to change. They don't need better healthcare than the people living freely in society. They don't need cable tv. They don't need any luxury that some people on the outside do not even have.
DAS February 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Should put him in a cage with WMS!!
Av February 23, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Another jig useless

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