NEW ORLEANS — A woman an Orleans Parish grand jury charged Wednesday in a sweeping indictment of alleged gang activity in the city surrendered to police Friday evening.
Ja’On “Sticks” Jones turned herself in to Central Lockup on Friday evening with her attorney, New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Remi Braden said.
Jones was one of 15 people a grand jury charged in a 51-count indictment. She is believed to be a member of the 110’ers, a gang that operated in the 10th and 11th Wards, primarily in the St. Thomas area.
According to the indictment, Jones is alleged to have been an accessory after the fact to no fewer than two second-degree murders and lied to authorities and obstructed justice to shield members of the 110’ers from prosecution.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Thursday that the indictment should send a message to family members and romantic partners who think aiding criminals is acceptable. Officials will pursue charges against those individuals who obstruct justice, he said.
“We guarantee you will be arrested,” Serpas said.
Joshua Pittman is the only one of the 15 indicted people who remains at large.