Release Date: Monday, November 16, 2009 5:30 p.m.
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Cain Jones, 47 years old, previously residing in the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge A. Joseph Canada to a total of 141 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections. Cain received 10 years for each of the seven (7) counts of Statutory Burglary; 5 years each for seven (7) counts of Grand Larceny; 5 years for seven (7) counts of Conspiracy, 5 years for one count of Possession of Burglarious Tools, and 12 months for one (1) count of Petit Larceny. 122 years of Cain’s sentence was suspended leaving Cain 19 years to serve. This sentence exceeded the high end of the state sentencing guidelines by nearly 7 years. The suspended portion of his sentence is conditioned upon 141 years of good behavior, indefinite supervised probation and payment of restitution of over $27,000.00 after his release.
The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that between June 1, 2008 and August 31, 2008, Cain and a co-defendant entered an unlocked attached garage, in the 1600 block of Shenstone Court, at night and stole over $200.00 worth of frozen meat. Cain had previously been a guest at the residence as part of a church out-reach program.
Between December 14, 2008 and December 21, 2008, Cain and a co-defendant broke a window with a rock and gained entry to a house in the 400 block of Lakewood Court. They stole $200.00 personal property. The co-defendant sold the property to a Virginia Beach Cash Convertors on December 22, 2008.
Between December 26, 2008 and December 28, 2008, Cain and a co-defendant threw a brick through the back door glass and gained entry to a house in the 1600 block of Spring House Trail. Once inside they stole personal property.
Between the dates of December 25, 2008 and December 29, 2008, Cain and a co-defendant broke a window and gained entry into a home in the 300 block of Arctic Avenue. They stole property including a vehicle. Knives were recovered outside the victim’s bedroom which was locked at the time. Pry marks on the door indicated that the defendants used the knives to pry open the door. Cain sold three of the stolen VCRs and a DVD player to a Norfolk Cash Converters. The co-defendant pawned a stolen laptop at Langley Pawn. The victim’s car was later recovered.
On January 6, 2009, Cain and a co-defendant broke into a house, in the 300 block of Lake Drive, through a rear door and stole personal property. Cain pawned some of the property at Cash Convertors the next day.
On January 8, 2009, Cain and a co-defendant were spotted by police coming from the bushes between two houses in the same neighborhood as several of these break-ins near the Oceanfront. They matched the descriptions of suspects in the break-ins. The co-defendant was wearing a jacket that had been turned inside out to conceal the white writing on an otherwise black jacket. It was determined he had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody. A search of Cain revealed two screwdrivers, a flashlight and a knife in his pockets.
In addition to these convictions Cain has been convicted of Robbery, Abduction, and Larceny in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Sara R. Chander and Senior Assistant Kari A. Kopnicky prosecuted the case. Please call Julie Pickell if additional information is desired.