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Man Charged in Bryan County Burglary Enters Blind Plea

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BRYAN COUNTY, OK----A man investigators said broke into a Bryan County home appeared in the Bryan County District Court today. 32-year-old Stacey Jones has been charged with first-degree burglary and entered a blind plea this afternoon.      

This means there is no negotiated plea agreement, so a judge will decide sentencing. Jones is facing a minimum of 20 years to life and he will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence.

When asked why he broke into the Calera home, Jones responded to the judge by saying, "I wasn't really in my right mind." He later told the judge that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the burglary.

Bryan County sheriff's deputies said Jones broke into a house near Calera last October.
That's when he was shot by 12-year-old Kendra St. Clair, who was home alone at the time.

The young girl said she hid in the bathroom and fired through the closet door as Jones allegedly tried to get into the room. She was not hurt. 

St. Clair's mother said she was happy with today's outcome.

"I think that people in general make bad choices," Debra St. Clair said. "I think this was a bad choice on Mr. Jones' part. I think, right now, I'd be satisfied with the twenty years, anything over that is up to the judge."

Jones has two prior felony burglary convictions in Texas and Arkansas. Right now he is being held without bond in Bryan County Jail. He is set to be sentenced in early May.