Suspended Jones charged with 13 more crimes

Updated: August 1, 2006, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A San Jose State University football player jailed in Tulare County on robbery charges was charged with 13 additional crimes for allegedly using classified ads on the Craigslist Web site to lure other robbery victims.

Ellis T. Jones III, 20, was charged Thursday with robbery, false imprisonment and other crimes for allegedly getting potential buyers to meet him and then zapping them with a Taser or threatening them with a gun in four June stickups in San Jose.

Jones had already been suspended from the football team after his July 10 arrest on charges he robbed a pizzeria and occupants of a home in Visalia in Tulare County.

Coach Dick Tomey said Jones was expected to compete for a starting cornerback slot this fall and had never had disciplinary problems.


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