Man sentenced for carjacking, home invasion

Sunday Times Newspapers

SOUTHGATE – A 21-year-old Detroit man was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to having broken into a senior woman’s house and stealing her car last year.

Kevin Vincent-Lynn Jones was sentenced by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow to a minimum of 16 years in prison. According to court records, Jones pleaded guilty last month to two of five felony charges – carjacking and first-degree home invasion – while counts of unlawful imprisonment, receiving and concealing stolen property and larceny in a building were dismissed.

According to police reports Jones and an 18-year-old man broke into a 92-year-old woman’s house in the 13000 block of Sycamore in late May 2014. The woman was not harmed, but was bound while the two men looted her home, took her keys and left in the woman’s 2001 Ford Taurus.

On June 3, the two were arrested after the stolen license plate was identified and a two-county chase ended in Livingston County. Jones was sentenced there in October to three to 15 years in prison for second-degree fleeing and eluding. The other man was not charged in either jurisdiction.

Jones was sentenced to 16 to 20 years for carjacking, and 10 to 20 years for first-degree home invasion.

At the time of his arrest Jones was listed as having absconded from probation imposed when sentenced in 2011 for receiving and concealing stolen property.
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