Accused gunman, intruder faces nine felony charges

Lewis Jones
Mug shot of Lewis Jones provided by Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)   A man facing nine felony charges in connection to a March break-in was in court on Wednesday.

Lewis Jones heard the nine charges against him and had another hearing scheduled for April 16.

Jones is accused of being one of two armed men who kicked open the doors of an apartment in the 1200-block of Swinney Avenue on March 25. According to the police reports, the intruders than forced a woman to tie up her boyfriend and his 12-year-old son with electronics cables and threatened to kill all three. The two men took off with cash, video games, a cell phone, a debit card and a hand gun that belonged to the boyfriend.

An officer responding to the scene saw two men run from the back of the home where they got into a gray Chevy Trailblazer. Police caught Jones but the other man got away. Police also found many of the items that had been stolen from the apartment inside the Trailblazer, which the suspects abandoned in an alley before trying to run away from police.

Jones faces the following felony charges:

  • Burglary resulting in bodily injury
  • Armed OR Bodily Injury Results To One Other Than Defn
  • Robbery – Defn Armed OR Bodily Injury Results To One Other Than Defn
  • Crim Confinement (confine) – Armed w/ Deadly Weapon/SBI to Another/on Aircraft
  • Crim Confinement (confine) – Armed w/ Deadly Weapon/SBI to Another/on Aircraft
  • Crim Confinement (confine) – Armed w/ Deadly Weapon/SBI to Another/on Aircraft
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
  • Battery Committed by Means of a Deadly Weapon or Resulting in SBI
  • Carrying Handgun w/o License-Prior/Prior Felony w/in 15 Yrs/School Prop, School Bus
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