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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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People v Roy Jones

On July 29, 2015, a jury in Hayward found defendant Roy Jones (also known as Stan Jones) guilty of 16 of 17 charged counts, which included torture, kidnapping for extortion, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and child abuse.

The victim and the defendant have 5 children together, and have known each other for over 15 years. On January 14, 2015, the victim was visiting defendant Jones at his house when suddenly, defendant Jones ordered his friend to grab the victim. The friend grabbed her from behind, put in a choke hold and dragged down into the basement. There, she was forced to remove her clothes and was assaulted, including being hit on the head with a hammer repeatedly until she lost consciousness.

The victim awoke in the in a bathtub full of bloody water inside the house, having been dragged up a set of stairs, before losing consciousness again. When she came to, she was in a bedroom. Defendant Jones accused her of stealing pills from him. Defendant Jones beat her with a wooden stick and a hammer, on multiple occasions.

Defendant Jones kept the victim locked up for ten days. He dead bolted all the doors to prevent escape, stopped her from dressing herself and prohibited contact to the outside world. Defendant Jones kept the victim isolated in his bedroom, and would only allow the twin girls to visit her. During this period, defendant Jones deliberately fed the victim pills, so as she was sedated and unable to escape.

On the final day, the victim was able to get her son to leave his cell phone in the bathroom and she secretly called 911. When responding officers showed up, the defendant refused to cooperate and dragged the event into a tense 10-hour standoff. Eventually, the house was stormed by the SWAT team and defendant Jones used his youngest daughter as a human shield.

On August 20, 2015, defendant Jones was sentenced to 31 years 4 months to Life in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Matt Foley, with assistance from DA Inspector Andrea Moreland and Victim-Witness Advocate Kelli Sage.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015