Police Say Cellphone Thief Beat Employees Who Tried To Stop Her

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Kyla Jones
Kyla Jones

A woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly beat a “Cell Surgeon” employee and stole over $1,000 worth of phones.

Police responded to an assault call on Tuesday, with dispatch telling them a black female was beating a male in the head. On the way there, police were notified that the suspect had left the scene in a silver Nissan. When police encountered the Nissan, they pulled the vehicle over.

As soon as the Nissan stopped, Kyla Jones, 22, jumped out of the vehicle and began running south, continuing to run even when told to stop. The officer was able to catch up with her and place her into custody.

When police met with the victim at his workplace “Cell Surgeon”, he identified Ms. Jones as the suspect. He said he had communicated with her on Facebook about buying cell phones there. He said she grabbed a few phones and then ran out of the store.

When he grabbed her in an attempt to stop her from getting away with the phones, he said she punched him in the face. The officer said he observed bruises on his face and scratches on his side.

When a fellow co-worker tried to help him, Ms. Jones elbowed him in the face several times while she was simultaneously punching the other man, it was stated. A third employee told police that she saw another woman run up to Ms. Jones and tell her to “come on” because police were on the way.

The phones stolen were valued at around $1,700. It was later discovered that Kyla Jones had several other warrants out for similar thefts.


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