Escambia Man Gets 15 Years For Robberies

March 31, 2016

An Escambia County man that failed at two of three robbery attempts is headed to prison.

Rodney Jones was sentenced 2016 by Circuit Judge Gary Bergosh to 15 years in state prison to be followed by 10 years of probation. He previously pleaded to charges of attempted robbery by sudden snatching, attempted robbery without a weapon, robbery without a weapon and petty theft.

On June 24, 2015, Rodney Jones went to Sonic on Navy Blvd.  When he started to pay for his food, Jones asked the server if she could make change for $100.  When she  pulled out her money, Jones grabbed the money in her hand but after brief struggle he was unsuccessful in taking the money.  Jones then fled the scene.

Shortly after leaving Sonic on Navy Blvd., Jones went to CVS on Ninth Avenue and  asked the clerk if she had change for $100.  When the clerk opened the drawer, Jones  told her to give him the money, and “don’t make me shoot you.”  He then fled the scene with approximately $200.

The following day, June 25, 2015, Jones went to Wells Fargo on Fairfield Drive.  He approached the counter and gave the teller a note that said “robbery, have a gun on you, all 20’s, quiet”.  When the teller opened the drawer and started to collect the money, Jones leaned over the counter and said “all 20’s”.  At that time, customers in the bank noticed something strange happening, and Jones fled the scene empty handed.

Rodney Jones was apprehended in the area by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office following the Wells Fargo robbery.  Jones admitted to the other two robberies.  Prior to these incidents, Jones had previously been convicted of eight prior felonies and numerous misdemeanors.


4 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets 15 Years For Robberies”

  1. Karen Knight on April 14th, 2016 6:09 am

    My heart bleeds for his wife and five children. Not a good role model to say the least.

  2. WILL SMITH on April 8th, 2016 2:17 pm


  3. Bob's Brother on March 31st, 2016 4:16 pm

    Jones has 8 prior felonies and was sentenced to 15 years. Watch him serve less than half of that and re-offend.

  4. 429SCJ on March 31st, 2016 8:13 am

    The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud.

    “Oh it’s the madness in his eyes, as he breaks the night to cry: it’s really me!”.
    David Bowie

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