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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 04:21 PM

'I don't want to do this': After stealing from governor's residence, man says he'll change

LANSING A 24-year-old Lansing resident will spend about two weeks in jail then head to treatment for substance use, which he told a judge led him to steal from two cars parked at the governor's residence.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Dequinderick Jones to 14 days in jail with credit for four days served. She ordered him to then be transferred to the first available bed at a treatment facility.

She asked Jones why he's polluting his brain with drugs and alcohol and whether he wants his future to be spent behind bars or contributing to society.

"Let's change this script," Aquilina told Jones. "You have the power to do that."

Read more: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/06/20/car-theft-robbery-governor-whitmer-residence-lansing/1501530001/

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