Bus-jacker found guilty by federal judge
BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Attorneys Office in Baton Rouge said a federal judge found a man guilty Monday of kidnapping a school bus driver and stealing her bus last year.
U. S. Attorney Walt Green said 38-year-old Jock Jones pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to a federal indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the 2014 crime. On Monday, Judge Shelley Dick found Jones guilty of the other two indictments he faced, carjacking and using a gun during a carjacking.
Investigators said on April 14 Jones attacked an EBR Schools bus driver at her home and threatened her kids with a gun, saying he'd shoot them unless the woman drove him to his house. Baton Rouge Police said the woman and Jones used to be in a relationship, and that he barricaded himself in his house after letting her go. He later surrendered to a Special Response Team.
The incident happened before the bus went on its normal rounds, so no students were on board.
Green said a sentencing date for Jones had not been set. Jones faces a mandatory seven-year federal prison sentence for using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, which must be served consecutive to any other sentence.