(Orange, Texas)

April 4, 2013

Beaumont man gets 30 months in prison

Special to The Leader
US Attorney

BEAUMONT — A 28-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for burglarizing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Michael Anthony Jones pleaded guilty on Jan. 14, 2013, to bank burglary and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Jones was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,908.50.

According to information presented in court, on June 8, 2012, Jones burglarized the Chase Bank branch on Washington Blvd. in Beaumont by breaking a window while the bank was closed. Jones admitted to stealing $2,908.50 in cash from the bank. Jones was arrested in Louisiana on Aug. 2, 2012, and questioned about an unrelated charge. During questioning, he admitted to burglarizing the bank in Beaumont. Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 7, 2012 and charged with bank burglary.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.