Second man charged with shooting Overland store worker and stealing | Law and order

ST. LOUIS — A second man is facing federal charges that accuse him of being an accomplice to the shooting of a store clerk and an ATM in December.

Monya Jones, 21, was charged in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on March 23 with robbery and firearm charges, joining 18-year-old James Furlow, originally charged on February 9.






Jail photo of Monya Jones.




Charging documents say Jones drove a Kia Sorento on Dec. 26, which Furlow hijacked that day to commit a series of crimes, including when Furlow attempted to break into an ATM and then shoot the machine.

Jones then drove the couple to the Quick Mart, 9725 Lackland Road in Overland, where Furlow shot the clerk in the face during a robbery, charges allege. The men stole a cash register and Furlow gave cash to Jones, the charges allege.

Jones admitted to driving Furlow to these locations, but said he had no idea Furlow was going to rob the store, according to court documents.

Furlow was arrested on December 30, after another carjacking, according to charging documents, and Jones was arrested on March 23.

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Both are expected to plead not guilty to the charges next week. Furlow’s attorney declined to comment. Jones’ attorney did not immediately return messages seeking comment.