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South County sweep nets more than dozen offenders including 2 Mantecans
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Probation officers, Manteca police and Sheriff’s deputies made arrests on Wednesday at residences from French Camp to Manteca and Tracy. A number of citations were also issued by officers. - photo by GLENN KAHL
Manteca Police officers were joined by Sheriff’s deputies, probation agents and Tracy police officers in a South County sweep that put more than a dozen offenders in the San Joaquin County Jail on Wednesday.

Two Manteca men, Robert Patrick Mo, 44, and Kent Franklin Jones, 45, were rousted from their residence in the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue and arrested for outstanding felony warrants.

Mo’s warrants totaled $70,000 and involved four felonies and two misdemeanors.  While the Sheriff’s website detailed that he had pled guilty to three of the felonies – the fourth for failing to appear on a felony charge  was dismissed in the furtherance of justice.  A misdemeanor charge for possession of burglary tools and another for the possession of controlled substance paraphernalia had also been dismissed in the furtherance of justice.

Jones was jailed on a no bail warrant for commercial burglary for which he had already entered a plea of guilty.  Four other past charges were dismissed earlier mostly in the furtherance of justice.  Those included grand theft of personal property, and taking a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

Also stricken were assessments for committing felonies with a prior prison term and a special allegation for a prior conviction.  Jones is scheduled to appear today at 1:30 p.m. in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Officers made an arrest earlier in the day in French Camp where they found a man wanted for questioning for a probation violation in possession of 10 hand guns and rifles.  Citations were also issued on drug possession charges.