Nearly eight months after being charged with robbery, Latwanda Jones was given a suspended three-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in Louisa County Circuit Court on June 22.
Jones was arrested on October 30 after allegations that she stole an X-box game consol from Kenneth Daykin Jr. and has been incarcerated at Central Virginia Regional Jail since.
According to courtroom testimonies by Jone’s friend Sharon Hughes who drove her to Daykin’s residence, it was her understand that Daykin owed her $50 and was giving her the X-box as collateral until he could pay Jones.
According to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Adam Ward, the two met roughly a month before the crime took pace. He said Jones had been borrowing money from Daykin and eventually began exchanging money for sexual acts.
On October 26, 2014 Jones was driven by Hughes to see Daykin at his house. Hughes dropped her off and returned some time later to pick her up.
That evening, Jones returned with Hughes to pick up Daykin from his residence. The trio drove to the Virginia Community Bank to attempt to withdraw money but Daykin did not have the money.
Daykin told police that when he got into the vehicle he was under the impression they were giving him a ride to purchase cigarettes. En route, Daykin said the car was pulled over onto a gravelly patch along side the road where Jones produced a knife and held it to his throat, demanding he give her money.
At this point, Hughes testified Daykin had offered his X-box to buy some time to pay Jones. When he returned to the vehicle with X-box in hand.
“He got back in the car and then he started crying. He said, ‘please don’t tell my Dad,’” Hughes testified.
Two days later, Jones returned to Daykin’s house with two other individuals only to be held at gunpoint by Daykin’s brother, Robert Daykin, and James McElwee while they waited for law enforcement to arrest Jones.