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Columbia man's crime spree leads to lofty prison sentence

Stanley Pernell Jones. (South Carolina Department of Corrections) Stanley Pernell Jones. (South Carolina Department of Corrections)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A Columbia man accused of multiple crimes, including murder, assault, weapons charges, and battery pled guilty and was sentenced last week. 

Stanley Pernell Jones was sentenced to 70 years at the South Carolina Department of Corrections and is not eligible for parole. 

Jones is accused of what could be described as a crime spree that started in late December 2013 until February 2014, when he was arrested in Virginia. 

A timeline of his crimes is as follows: 

  • Dec. 23, 2013, Stanley Jones committed an armed robbery outside of the victim’s residence.  Law enforcement was able to quickly apprehend and take him into custody.  Jones was released from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on Dec. 30, 2013, after posting a $150,000 bond.  

While out on bond Mr. Jones began a lengthy crime spree that included:  

  • Jan. 9, 2014 – Jones burglarized a residence on Woodbranch Drive by breaking the kitchen window with a brick.  Once inside the home, he stole personal effects belonging to the homeowners.  
  • Jan. 22, 2014 – Jones burglarized a residence on Harrison Road by breaking out a rear window and stole an S&W 40 caliber handgun.  
  • Feb. 4, 2014 – Jones committed Murder, Burglary in the First Degree, Armed Robbery, and two counts of Kidnapping.  Jones and his co-defendants kicked in the door of Tresvon Coker’s residence on Brookfield Road and demanded money from Mr. Coker and his fiancé, Jessica Hall.  Coker tried to defend himself, and in the process, Jones shot him in the head.  Mr. Coker was immediately rushed to Palmetto Health Richland where he died three weeks later as a result of the gunshot.   
  • Feb. 5, 2014 – Jones committed an armed robbery of the Mini Mart where he held the clerk at gunpoint and received over $900 in cash. 
  • Feb. 7, 2014 – Jones committed an armed robbery at the Lil' Cricket where he pointed a shotgun at the clerk and a customer and demanded money.
  • Feb. 15, 2014- Jones committed an Armed Robbery of a local Dollar General, in which he held a knife to the manager’s neck and demanded that she open the safe.  He fled once the manager gave him $1,500.
  • Feb. 17, 2014- Jones committed an armed robbery of Bojangles in which he held the manager at purported knifepoint and forced her and four other individuals into a back room.  Once there, he demanded that she open the safe.

Jones then fled to North Carolina where he committed an Armed Robbery of a Dollar General.  He then fled to Norfolk, VA.  He was ultimately apprehended in Norfolk and extradited back to South Carolina.

After his extradition to South Carolina, Jones was held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, where on June 12, 2015, he attacked a female guard with a shank. He removed items of her clothing after he forced her into his cell. She was then rescued by jail personnel. 

The Honorable Chief Justice Jean H. Toal stated and Solicitor Johnson agreed at Jones's sentencing, “that it doesn’t get much worse than this.”

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