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Car thief gets 20 years for 2019 crimes

July 23, 2021 - 00:00
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    Jonkevius Pierre O’Neal's mugshot

According to Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney T. Wright Barksdale, a Stone Mountain man pleaded guilty on July 19 to a 37-count indictment that charged him with a series of crimes that occurred on Sept. 2, 2019.

William Doyle, also known as "Wimp", 18, and his co-defendant, Jonkevius Pierre O’Neal, 20, of College Park, were indicted for six counts of taking motor vehicles, 25 counts of entering auto and six counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

According to a Facebook item posted by the District Attorney’s office, Doyle was sentenced to 20 years with the first 10 years in prison, restitution, a fine and banishment from the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

“Doyle admitted that he and his co-defendant drove stolen vehicles to a parking lot adjacent to Reynolds Landing in Greene County during the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019,” the FB post said. “They walked through a footpath and broke into vehicles that were parked at residences inside the gated community, stealing cash and guns. They also stole six cars, leaving three of them in a parking lot. The other three vehicles were recovered later through the investigation led by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and included the Clayton County Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, Dekalb County Police Department and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.”

The District Attorney’s office said Doyle has also been charged with similar offenses in Forsyth County and has pending charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault in Dekalb County.

The District Attorney’s Office said Doyle is a member of the Bloxh Rixh criminal street gang headquartered in Dekalb County. Bloxh Rixh is a sub-set of the national street gang “Gangster Disciples.” The crimes were committed to financially benefit the gang and further its criminal activity.

O’Neal was arrested on Sept. 5, 2019, three days after the rash of vehicle break-ins at Reynolds Landing.

According to Captain Lee Stancill of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, 24 vehicles were broken into and six others stolen outright.

Various items were taken from the vehicles, including guns, jewelry and money.

According to a press release issued by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in the days following the break-ins, deputies and Investigators responded immediately.

“The investigation was led by Lt. Brian Moore who coordinated a canvas of the area and interviews with all victims,” the press release said. “During the ensuing search, authorities found three of the missing vehicles in a shopping center nearby along with a vehicle that had been stolen from the Atlanta area.

“Information collected by Lt. Moore led him to an apartment complex in Atlanta to recover a Mercedes stolen from Greene County. While at the scene of the recovery in Clayton County, a man was taken into custody in a nearby apartment and charged with possession of the stolen vehicle. During a search of the apartment, additional stolen property was recovered, including a rifle stolen from a law enforcement officer the previous night.”

O’Neal is also a known member of the Bloxh Rixh gang, an offset organization of the Gangster Disciples, according to a press release issued by the GCSO in September of 2019.

O’Neal remains incarcerated in the Greene County jail, according to Assistant District Attorney Allison Mauldin. His case is still pending.