Facebook posts help nab Iowa burglary suspect

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Updated November 9, 2015: 

Court records showed the 5th-degree theft charge against Ladarrel Jones was dismissed in March 2014; Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of interference with official acts, for which he was sentenced to 56 hours of community service.

Original story from September 18, 2013:

A man accused of stealing an iPod was busted when he reportedly used the device to upload photos of himself to the victim’s Facebook page.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 19-year-old Ladarrel Jones was accused of stealing several items during a July 5 burglary of a home in Iowa City.  Among the items reported missing was an iPod.

Several weeks later, the owner of the iPod reported to police that photos of Jones had been uploaded to the victim’s Facebook page from that iPod.  The victim recognized Jones from work.

Jones was arrested Friday, September 13, 2013.  He was charged with misdemeanor theft.

The complaint filed against him by Iowa City Police said officers used pepper spray to subdue Jones when he allegedly resisted arrest.   Jones was additionally charged with one count of misdemeanor interference with official acts.

Online records show Jones was released on his own recognizance from the Johnson County Jail.


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