GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - A man who tried to carjack an undercover detective was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to that crime and stashing crack rocks in his buttocks.
A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detective was in plain clothes and in a Ford Mustang parked near Wilker Neal and Newton streets in River Ridge, conducting patrol operations, when Jonas Kelly approached around 10 p.m., according to the arrest report.
Kelly tried to get into the car through the passenger's side door while implying he had a weapon. Kelly told the detective to "open the door."
The officer asked what Kelly wanted, he said he wanted the keys to the car. The officer pulled his pistol out and Kelly backed away. He then walked into a crowd of people. The detective called for backup and the suspect was arrested.
During a search, deputies found 11 rocks of crack-cocaine between Kelly's buttocks. They also fond $61.
The crime happened two years ago.
Kelly was scheduled to stand trial on Thursday when he decided to plead guilty to charges of carjacking and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced as a habitual offender.