Thursday, May 12, 2011
John Wesley Jones: Mastermind Behind ATM Solutions Robbery Gets 32 Years in Prison
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 4:01 PM
biggest armed robbery
in St. Louis history last August -- netting $6.6 million
-- and then broke out of jail,
leading authorities on a three-day goose chase, we'd have thought that John Wesley Jones would get a lot more than 32 years in prison.
But, hey, what do we know? This afternoon the 36-year-old Jones was sentenced to 384 months (32 years) in prison for the crimes of robbery, armed-criminal action and escaping from the Lincoln County jail. Jones pleaded guilty to the crimes
back in January.
Another accomplice of his also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. A third will face trial and a fourth remains on the loose.
No word yet on where Jones will serve his sentence, but he's likely to be top dog
in whichever prison he lands.
Given how he orchestrated the