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January 21, 2015

Ville Platte Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Robbing St. Landry Parish Truck Stop Casino

LAFAYETTE, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Ville Platte man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for taking part in an armed robbery of a St. Landry Parish truck stop casino in which more than $11,000 was taken.

Arinskie Tryvon Orlandeze Jones, 25, of Ville Platte, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik for one count of interference with commerce by robbery. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $2,100 restitution.

Jones and two other Ville Platte men, Ronald James Doomes and Steven Dudley Nelson, were indicted on October 24, 2012, on charges that they took part in an armed robbery on April 8, 2011, at the Tiger Trax Truckstop #7 and Video Joker II Casino located in St. Landry Parish. A federal jury found Jones guilty on July 31, 2014 after a three-day trial. Doomes was found guilty of one count of armed robbery and one count of use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence after a federal trial that ended August 1, 2014. Doomes was sentenced on November 14, 2014 to 102 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Nelson pleaded guilty to the same charges on October 28, 2013. He was sentenced on September 19, 2014 to 105 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative designed to reduce firearm crimes by removing dangerous and persistent felons from the community and promoting firearm safety.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, ATF and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph T. Mickel and David C. Joseph prosecuted the case.

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