Warrant leads deputies to stolen weapon

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a LaPlace man after a search warrant turned up a stolen weapon.
On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 25, deputies responded to a residence in the 200 block of Redwood Street in LaPlace for the report of a burglary. Officials then executed a judicial court ordered search warrant at a residence on West Third Street early the next morning as part of the investigation and recovered a stolen handgun from the residence.
Based on evidence recovered from excecution of the search warrant, detectives obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Michaelangelo Jones, 23. Jones was arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, and charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two bench warrants and two attachments.
Before this arrest, Jones had been arrested 30 times in St. John the Baptist Parish since October 2007. His bond is $40,630.