UPDATE: After three days behind bars, Sekorie Jones, the multiple-shoplifiting offender, is a free woman again after posting a $6000 bond.
Saturday evening, Jones was arrested by Shreveport Police and charged with theft and resisting arrest at Dillards at Mall St. Vincent.
Monday, Jones appeared in Caddo District Court where Judge Charles Tutt appointed the Indignent Defender’s Office to represent her after she told him she didn’t have money to hire a lawyer. She did, however, come up with enough money to pay a bail bonding company to get out of jail.
She is scheduled to be arraigned April 10.
ORIGINAL STORY (March 4, 2019)
The woman who gained international fame after a liquor store’s surveillance video caught her stuffing bottles of alcohol into her bag, shirt and pants is back behind bars again.
Shreveport police arrested 38-year-old Sekonie Jones at Dillard’s at Mall St. Vincent Saturday evening for theft. Jones did not go peacefully, so, in addition to theft, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on a resisting arrest charge.
Jones, who has been a frequent guest of law enforcement agencies since her first arrest less than a month after her 17th birthday, has kept a steady pace over the past two decades.
Though the majority of charges are shoplifting and theft, Jones also has been arrested and convicted of drug charges, as well.
While bonded out of Caddo Correctional Center, but still awaiting trial on charges from the August 2017 Thrifty Liquor caper, Jones was arrested March 2018 in Bossier on charges of theft, resisting an officer and possessing a controlled substance.
Out on bond and awaiting trial on those charges, Jones went back across the river to Shreveport and in June 2018, was arrested and, according to the Bill of Information, was charged with stealing “many packages of meat and liquor” amounting to more than $1,000 from Kroger.
A month later, out on bond from the meat rap, Jones failed to show up in court for her July 9, 2018, trial date on the Thrifty Liquor escapade.
A warrant was issued for her arrest, and on July 16, 2018, she showed up in court and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and was sentenced to six months in jail.
A month later, Jones pleaded guilty to the June Kroger meat and liquor charge and a Caddo Parish judge sentenced to two years at hard labor.
The date was August 15, 2018, just three days after the anniversary of the Thrifty Liquor theft and the video that made her famous.
Six days later, still incarcerated in Caddo, Jones was transported to Benton where she pleaded guilty to the Bossier theft and drug charges. (The resisting an officer charge was not prosecuted).
A Bossier judge sentenced her to six months for the theft charge, and two years at hard labor for the drug charge.
Both Caddo and Bossier judges allowed Jones to serve her sentences “concurrently,” meaning at the same time, a little more than six months later she was out of jail, and picking up a few things at Dillard’s.