Man accused of killing Salvation Army worker, going on carjacking spree was on probation

CLEVELAND - We're learning more about the man accused of killing a Salvation Army worker before going on a carjacking spree across Cleveland Saturday morning.

It started when 27-year-old William Ted Jones allegedly gunned down 21-year-old Jared Plesec in the lobby of the Euclid Beach Villa apartments on East 156th Street. 

He then carjacked several people across Cleveland, even shooting at some of them. 

The hunt for Jones ended when he stole a vehicle from a 65-year-old woman at the Marine Towers East apartment building in Lakewood. 

Lakewood police were able to trap him and take him into custody. 

Jones is charged with aggravated murder and was is being held on $5,000,000 bond.

News 5 looked into Jones' criminal record and found he is currently on probation for another crime. 

In 2013, he was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon. He was convicted of the same charge in 2014. He was sentenced for community control in both of those cases.

In 2015, Jones pleaded guilty to robbery. He was sentenced to one year and nine months in jail with 3 years post-release control. He was released from jail on Oct. 30, 2016. 

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