PALATKA, Fla. -- A man received his third life sentence for armed burglary and grand theft.
Johnny Lutrell Jones, 28, of Palatka, was found guilty of burglary while armed with a firearm, a first degree felony, punishable by life; and grand theft, a third degree felony.
He was sentenced to life in prison plus five years for the grand theft charge. Jones is considered a habitual offender because he committed the crimes six to eight months after being released from prison.
This is the third life sentence for Jones. In 2010, Jones was sentenced to two life terms for the murder of Cecil Mills and for the charge of burglary of a dwelling while armed with a firearm.
On Oct. 27, 2008, Jones and two other men were burglarizing homes in Palatka. They stole cash, jewelry, and guns. The victim, Cecil Mills, came to his daughter's house and found the men burglarizing the home. Jones shot and killed Mills.