A Florida man convicted last week in a 1995 Westminster burglary and robbery in which a teen's wrists, ankles and eyes were bound with duct tape was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday.
Casey Grant Jones, 21, received a 20-year sentence, with six years suspended. Carroll County Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. also placed Jones on five years' supervised probation after his release and ordered him to pay $2,750 in restitution.
Prosecutor Clarence W. Beall III told the judge that Jones' conspirator, Robert Shore, is serving 18 years of a 20-year sentence for the same crime.
"Shore was the ringleader, but both boast of tattoos reading 'CMI,' which stands for 'criminal-minded individuals' " Beall said.
Jones was on probation for a 1994 burglary conviction when he and Shore robbed a residence in the 400 block of E. Main St. on Aug. 29, 1995, Beall said.
"A week or so later, he [Jones] moved to Florida to get out of town," Beall said.
The prosecutor said Jones enjoyed using duct tape on his victims.
"He called it 'tape ducking' and thought it was funny," Beall said.
Burns allowed Jones to remain at the Carroll County Detention Center because of two unrelated court appearances next month.
Jones also faces armed robbery charges in Baltimore County, Beall said.
Pub Date: 8/28/96