Jones also has prior felony convictions in Catawba County (July 2000) and Alexander County (May 2001 and April 2012) that led to his habitual felon status.
A Taylorsville man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Catawba County church. On Thursday 34 year old Andrew Ray Jonas was sentenced to 10-13 years in State Prison for the April 16, 2014 break-in at the Faith Baptist Church in Hickory. According to a release he damaged property and took cash at the church. Stolen items were recovered in a vehicle stolen by Jonas in Hickory. Jonas later crashed the vehicle on Snow Creek Road in Catawba County. Jonas fled the scene of the accident but was arrested later by the Catawba County Sheriffs Office.