60-year-old charged for string of Norfolk robberies arraigned Tuesday

NORFOLK, Va. – 60-year-old Johnnie Jones is set to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

Johnnie Jones

Jones was arrested in April after a series of robberies in Norfolk.

He was charged with three counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, four counts of using a firearm during the commission of a felony, and eluding police.

However, in court Tuesday, five of the charges were dismissed.

He’s now only charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of using a firearm during the commission of a felony.

After the arrest, Jones told News 3 he was guilty from behind bars.

When asked, Jones said, “Yeah I did it. I’m guilty of a couple of them yes, sir. Yes, yes.”

Police say the first robbery occurred at the CVS at 972 E. Little Creek Road around 5:30 a.m. on April 16, 2018.

The attempted robbery occurred at the CVS on 3200 Lafayette Boulevard around 9:10 p.m. later that night.

According to investigators, he then successfully robbed two Walgreens.

Jones, who says he is 100% disabled after suffering six heart attacks in 2013, said his motivation for the robberies was to keep his car and be able to assist his sister, who is bedridden.

He faces up to 30 years in prison.

Jones attorney told News 3 he will likely plead guilty to the remaining charges.

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