Serial armed robber sentenced to 22 years in prison

Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:54pm
Staff reports

A federal judge sentenced serial robber James Linwood Jones to 22 years in prison on Friday after he wreaked havoc on banks, hotels and a post office last summer.

Jones admitted to an armed robbery spree that stretched from Kingston Springs to Goodlettsville in May and June. He threatened employees with a gun or a device designed to resemble an explosive.

U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes Jr. heard the pleading Friday. In addition to serving 22 years behind bars, Jones also agreed to make restitution to the businesses he robbed.

The FBI, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Metro Nashville Police Department conducted the investigation.

Police arrested Jones on June 30, and he has been held without bond since.

3 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 12/16/11 at 5:15

Good news is he will be out in 5.

By: courier37027 on 12/18/11 at 2:44

Any social security earnings by this man should be confiscated to pay for his arrest, trial and imprisonment, as well as his restitution to his victims Upon release from prison, his paycheck should be garnished at 75% to pay for any remaining balance. Enough of this "he paid his debt to society" blather: there should be a dollar cost assigned to convicted criminals and restitution demanded.

By: jsnap on 12/27/11 at 6:57

Are you serious? Judge Haynes really used some common sense for a change.