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Local Man Charged in Federal Indictment Involving an Armed Assault on Arch Property

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – KILWA JONES was indicted on multiple charges involving the September 25, 2015, shooting of Christopher Sanna, as well as the robberies of both Sanna and his companion, Lisa Simpson. The robberies and the assault occurred near the Old Cathedral in the northbound lanes of Memorial Drive, which is a part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Jones, St. Louis, Missouri, was indicted on one felony count of assault with a dangerous weapon while on federal property, two felony counts of robbery while on federal property, three felony counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, these various charges carry penalties up to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000 on each count. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.            

This case was investigated by the detective bureau of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney John Bird is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Updated November 18, 2015

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