Former Causeway cop gets 4 years for evidence theft

Don Ames
June 16, 2019 - 11:19 am

Former Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police sergeant, William Jones Jr., has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from the evidence room he supervised.  

District Attorney Warren Montgomery says the 46-year-old Jones received concurrent four-year sentences at hard labor for one count of malfeasance in office and two counts of firearm theft.

Two years of the sentence must be served without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Jones also must pay a $1,000 fine.

A jury found Jones guilty of the charges in May. He was accused of stealing $6,300 in cash, cocaine, and two guns from the evidence room he supervised three years ago. Jones was fired from the Causeway Police Department.

Jones was convicted of stealing seized guns and selling them while wearing his uniform to a Washington Parish convenience store owner.

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