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Aransas Pass resident sentenced to prison for firearm possession

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-16 13:52:57-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Aransas Pass resident Kenny Don Jones will go to prison for possessing a firearm, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas announced Wednesday.

Jones pled guilty on Sept. 21 and was sentenced to seven years and six months in federal prison, with three years of supervised release.

"In handing down the sentence, the court noted his significant criminal history, including a previous murder conviction and convictions for shooting two other individuals," the release states.

In July 2021, authorities travelled to the scene of a suspicious death and found a dead man, with a single bullet casing near him in a milk crate.

According to the release, Jones was also at the scene and said the firearm was his. He stated that the victim had taken the gun from his bag and pointed it at him.

After Jones had wrestled the gun away, he took a step back and the victim lunged at Jones. Jones said this caused him to shoot the victim.

Jones then drove to Rockport and threw the weapon, a .9mm Smith & Wesson pistol, out of his vehicle, which law enforcement later recovered. Officials noted that Jones said he knew he was not supposed to have guns.

Jones will remain in custody pending transfer to federal prison.

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