John Wesley Jones has been described as the ringleader of the heist.
Given how he orchestrated the biggest armed robbery
in St. Louis history last August -- netting $6.6 million
-- and then broke out of jail,
leading authorities on a three-day goose chase, we'd have thought that John Wesley Jones would get a lot more than 32 years in prison.
But, hey, what do we know? This afternoon the 36-year-old Jones was sentenced to 384 months (32 years) in prison for the crimes of robbery, armed-criminal action and escaping from the Lincoln County jail. Jones pleaded guilty to the crimes
back in January.
Another accomplice of his also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. A third will face trial and a fourth remains on the loose.
No word yet on where Jones will serve his sentence, but he's likely to be top dog
in whichever prison he lands.