Case moves forward against Va. Beach carjacking suspect

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The case against a man accused of carjacking a Virginia Beach woman at knifepoint is moving forward after three charges were certified to a grand jury.

Virginia Beach said Antonio Jones approached a woman putting groceries in her car, threatened her with a knife and made her hand over her car keys and purse. Jones allegedly sped out of the parking, hitting at least one car in the process.

Jones was arrested the next, and charged with carjacking, robbery, hit-and-run and grand larceny.

Speaking from jail in May, Jones told 10 On Your Side, “I feel so bad. Here I am almost 60 years of age, I shouldn’t be doing this.”

Jones said he was high on heroin and crack cocaine at the time of the carjacking, claiming the drugs influenced his actions. He claimed full responsibility, and said he plans to plead guilty.

“I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. I just wanted to get my hands on my next fix,” he said.

The charges of carjacking, robbery and hit-and-run were certified to a grand jury during a hearing on June 28. A grand larceny charge against Jones was nolle prossed, or withdrawn.

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