Chloe Jones

Chloe Jones

A Marianna woman who made national headlines after taunting law enforcement on Facebook was sentenced by a Greene County judge last week to state prison.

Chloe Ellen Jones, 23, was sentenced on three separate cases to 1 to 5 years in prison with credit for time served since April 8, the day she was arrested by Morgantown police.

Two weeks prior to her arrest, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office listed her on their top wanted list, which they posted to their Facebook page. She was wanted for failure to appear for plea court on assault charges. Jones commented on the sheriff’s Facebook post, saying, “Do you guys do pick up or delivery?” followed by four laughing emojis.

Her initial comment received 89 replies from the community, scrutinizing her for the comment. Jones then defended herself with further comments, saying that the reason she didn’t show up for her court date was because she was at Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia.

The first case for which she was sentenced July 9 was a flight to avoid apprehension charge from her probation officer July 30, 2018. In the second case, she was charged by state police with simple assault and harassment from a Sept. 22 incident, to which she pleaded guilty last week.

The third case, in which she pleaded guilty to theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy, stems from Feb. 15, when she and her co-defendant, Tyler Andrew Gump, 27, of Waynesburg, stole a motorcycle from a Franklin Township residence. As part of her sentence, Judge Lou Dayich ordered Jones to pay $2,469 in restitution for the stolen property.

During her sentencing, Jones told the court that she’s pregnant and her due date is Sept. 10.

“The baby’s not as big as it should be and I’m not gaining weight like I should be,” Jones told the court.

Dayich deemed her eligible for the state’s Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program.

“I’ve taken a couple chances on you,” Dayich said during Jones’ sentencing. “You keep committing crimes.”

Jones is facing additional charges in Washington County from another case involving Gump in which they allegedly led state police on a car chase through East Bethlehem Township in a stolen truck March 20. Dayich said her state sentencing will run concurrent with any sentences she’s currently serving in Greene or Washington counties.

“I want you to do well,” Dayich told Jones in court. “I wish you the best.”

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