A co-defendant involved in the murder of David Anthony Jones in June 2009 pled guilty Friday in Liberty County Superior Court and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars and 20 years probation.
Jedediah Duncan was the last of four men initially detained for the crime.
Jones was found with three bullet wounds in his stomach at his Tapco Mobile Home residence on June 16, 2009, after the former Applebee’s employee called his sister for help. She called 911. An hour after being taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center and despite the efforts of EMTs, Jones was pronounced dead.
Within a week, Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs had four suspects in custody and charged Rodriguez Platt, Steven Bond, Steve Plair and Jedediah Duncan with murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The men reportedly shot Jones after entering his Folker Road home without permission and taking a lock box that belonged to Jones.
Duncan and Platt were arrested by HPD. Bond was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Illinois and later extradited back to Liberty County. Plair turned himself in, was cleared of any crimes and released.
In August 2011, Platt pled guilty to murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and two counts of burglary. He was sentenced to life in prison.
In November 2011, Bond pled guilty to aggravated assault, armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was sentenced to 20 years confinement and 20 years probation.
Duncan entered his plea before Judge David L. Cavender to aggravated assault, armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm during the crime.