With the prosecutor unavailable, a trial-setting conference was postponed today for a woman accused of breaking into an 80-year-old Riverside resident's mobile home, beating and stabbing her, then burglarizing several neighboring trailers during which she also allegedly stabbed a dog.
Shannon Lynn Jones, 26, of Bishop was arrested Feb. 26 after allegedly victimizing residents of the Meadows Mobile Home Park at 4000 Pierce St., in Riverside's La Sierra quarter.
Jones is charged with attempted murder, torture, robbery, carjacking, vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, cruelty to animals and four counts of burglary, with multiple sentence-enhancing great bodily injury and weapons allegations.
The defendant appeared with her public defender before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Helios Hernandez, who rescheduled Jones's trial-setting conference to Nov. 6 because the prosecutor assigned to the case was unavailable, for reasons not specified.
Jones is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
The defendant allegedly broke into three properties at the Meadows Mobile Home Park between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Feb. 25, including a trailer occupied by an 80-year-old woman who was severely beaten and stabbed multiple times, said Sgt. David Amador.
He alleged that Jones also broke into a nearby mobile home and stabbed a couple's dog before retreating and burglarizing a storage shed attached to another residence.
Jones allegedly stole the 80-year-old victim's 1995 Toyota Camry after trying unsuccessfully to break into a car at an adjacent property.
The victim was discovered by neighbors, who called 911. She underwent surgery and had a lengthy hospital stay, authorities said.
Police agencies throughout Southern California began looking for the stolen car, and around 2 a.m. the following day, law enforcement officers with the Inland Regional Apprehension Team located it and Jones in Wildomar.
According to Amador, the defendant attempted to flee, triggering a brief
chase during which she crashed the Camry and took off on foot. She was
quickly located and arrested without a struggle, Amador said. --City News Service