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Woman who knifed senior, dog sentenced


Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Issue 13, Volume 18.


RIVERSIDE - A woman who beat and stabbed an 80-year-old Riverside resident during a break-in, then went on to burglarize several neighboring mobile homes and stab a dog, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison.

Shannon Lynn Jones, 26, of Bishop pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to attempted murder, carjacking, animal cruelty, three counts of burglary and multiple sentence-enhancing weapon and great bodily injury allegations.

Under the plea deal, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office agreed to dismiss one count each of torture and robbery, as well as several allegations of targeting a person over 70 in a crime.

Superior Court Judge Helios Hernandez certified the plea agreement today and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.

Jones was arrested on Feb. 26, 2013, after victimizing residents of the Meadows Mobile Home Park at 4000 Pierce St., in Riverside's La Sierra quarter.

Between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Feb. 25, the defendant broke into three properties at the trailer park. She forced her Advertisement
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way into a doublewide occupied by the 80-year-old victim, who was severely beaten and stabbed multiple times, said Sgt. David Amador.

Jones also broke into a nearby home and stabbed a couple's dog before retreating and burglarizing a storage shed attached to a neighboring property, he said.

According to the sergeant, Jones stole the 80-year-old victim's 1995 Toyota Camry after trying unsuccessfully to break into a car at an adjacent mobile home.

The victim was discovered by neighbors, who called 911. She was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where she underwent surgery and a lengthy hospital stay.

Police agencies throughout Southern California began looking for the stolen car, and around 2 a.m. the following day, law enforcement officers with the Inland Regional Apprehension Team located the Camry and Jones in Wildomar.

According to Amador, the defendant attempted to flee, triggering a brief chase during which she crashed the Camry and took off on foot. She was quickly located and arrested without a struggle, Amador said.


 

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