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Man gets 25 years in attempted PHX bank robbery

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 13:01:12-04

A man whose coconspirator was killed during an attempted bank robbery last year in Phoenix has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens sentenced Vincent Jones on Friday.

In July, Jones pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Jones told police detectives during his arrest in October 2014 that him and Lyndell Cherry stole a license plate off another vehicle, bought two guns, sun glasses, gloves and hoodies to use during the robbery of a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near Cactus and Tatum, according to police paperwork.

Cherry was shot and killed by a business owner while attempting to flee the scene. 

Jones then carjacked a man and woman at gunpoint and drove away crashing into the building and a parked car in an attempt to flee, police said. He was later captured near 44th Street and Thunderbird after running a red light and crashing into a mini van.