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Jones Pleads, Gets One Year In NRJ

By Staff | Jun 1, 2011

Jaynathan Earl Jones

Jaynathan Earl Jones, 21, of New Martinsville, pleaded guilty to a one-count information of assault during an attempt to commit a felony. For this offense Jones was granted alternative sentencing to the Northern Regional Jail for a period of one year with credit for 214 days served. He was also fined $100 in addition to court costs. Also pursuant to the plea agreement Jones’ felony charge of first degree robbery was dismissed. Jones was remanded to the NRJ to complete his sentence.

The one-count information details that on or about Sept. 8, 2010, at Bruce Park in New Martinsville, Jones assaulted an individual during an attempt to rob that same individual.

On Jan. 26 Jones and codefendant, Justin Raymond Wyatt, 22, of 1000 Chapline Street, Wheeling, entered pleas of innocence to their one count indictment each of first degree robbery for their acts said to have occurred on or about Sept. 8 in Wetzel County.

Jones and Wyatt allegedly committed robbery by striking and beating a male individual and stealing that individual’s wallet and money in New Martinsville.