Robbery and Grand Theft Occur at Beach Resort

On Wednesday at approximately 7:30 a.m. two adults, Jacorey Malik Gaston and Latonia Chantrese Softly as well as two minor females, entered the room of Jonathan and Secilly Jones at the Bay Point Marriott Resort in Panama City Beach.

A confrontation started between the Jones’ and the four suspects about some missing property and money. At which point Gaston began hitting Jonathan Jones in the face with a closed fist demanding money.

Jonathan was able to get to the bathroom and he then locked himself inside.

Gaston kicked in the bathroom door. As soon as that happened Secilly gave one of the suspects $300.00. That suspect snatched Secilly’s remaining money. While the other suspects began taking jewelry and three pairs of shoes.

The four suspects as well as the two victims are all residents of Jasper Alabama.

The suspects were arrested on charges of robbery, grand theft and criminal mischief. Jonathan Jones suffered two black eyes and a possible broken nose as a result of the crime.


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