Patriots cornerback Jack Jones ‘could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted and sentenced consecutively’ for weapons
- He was found with multiple weapons in his carry-on at Boston’s Logan Airport
- Jones previously had trouble with the law in his native California in 2018
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New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones faces a lengthy prison sentence if the judge in his case chooses to have him serve his sentence consecutively if found guilty.
It comes just days after Jones was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport after two guns were found in his carry-on luggage.
Addressing the boston globea spokesperson for the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office said: “If [Jones] were convicted and sentenced consecutively on each count, he faces more than 30 years in prison.
The Globe reports that Jones faces “two counts each of possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport, possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and possessing a large -capacity power supply device.’
Jones is expected to be arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.
Jack Jones could face ‘over 30 years’ if a judge makes him serve a consecutive sentence
All of that could happen if Jones is convicted of weapons charges after multiple firearms were found in his carry-on luggage at Boston’s Logan Airport on a flight to Los Angeles on Friday.
The Globe notes that it is rare for a judge to sentence someone consecutively to charges and that it is far more common for that sentence to be served concurrently.
Jones, from Long Beach, Calif., received a “ticket to travel to Los Angeles International Airport” according to the TSA.
A Massachusetts State Trooper was called Friday at around 5:30 p.m. local time to a security checkpoint in Logan’s Terminal B.
The firearms were discovered “during routine x-ray screening,” the TSA said in a statement.
Jones was booked into airport barracks and bail was set at $50,000, the Globe said.
Some experts who spoke to the Globe said the case was unlikely to see a full trial unless there were extraordinary reasons for Jones to prove his innocence.
Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University, told the Globe: “Unless there are unusual circumstances that the defendant could cite, such as someone else packing, I think most defense attorneys would try to plea bargain to get this case resolved quickly.” , and for a sentence well below the maximum sentence.
Jones once had trouble with the law while in college in his native California
Jones was drafted by the Patriots in the 2022 draft out of Arizona State via USC and JuCo
This isn’t the first time Jones has been in trouble with the law.
In 2018, in his hometown of Los Angeles, he was arrested at a Panda Express in Santa Paula on suspicion of commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, weeks after he was dropped from the team’s roster. USC football.
Jones played one season at a junior college before transferring to Arizona State – where he played 24 total games during the 2019 and 2021 seasons.
But Jones was also suspended indefinitely after the 2020 season opener for a “conduct-related matter”, reports the Globe.
After being drafted by the Patriots last season, Jones said he “learned from” his mistakes and “looks forward to moving forward.”