WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Chicago man received the maximum sentence for his role in the murder of Monticello resident Tye Rentfrow last year. Prosecutors said the maximum was appropriate in this case.
31-year old David Jones was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Wednesday. White County Prosecutor Bob Guy said this wraps up one more chapter in last year's murder. Jones was escorted out of a White County courtroom, after he was sentenced to 18 years in the Department of Corrections for assisting Ray Chamorro in the murder of Tye Rentfrow last October at a home in Monticello.
"The crime for which he has been convicted and now sentenced for was assisting a criminal," said Guy. "Jones was primarily responsible for getting Chamorro from the scene back to the Chicago area where they were both from."
The defense asked the judge for a sentence of 12 to 15 years behind bars. However, the state asked for the maximum 18 years in the Department of Corrections. Guy Said because of Jones' criminal history, the state was pleased with the sentence.
"Mr. Jones had an extensive criminal history out of the state of Illinois, which not only made him an habitual offender but he had other felonies that weren't included in this habitual status that made this sentence appropriate."
Chamorro was sentenced last week to 60 years behind bars. Guy said both Chamorro and Jones were in an active street gang from Chicago and were recruiting new members from the White County area at the time of the murder.
"Hopefully if something positive has come from this it's that we stopped that at least for the time being by putting those two in prison."
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