Plea deal in 2017 home invasion, fatal shooting case
Ronald “Ronnie” Lomax enters a plea deal in a 2017 fatal shooting case in Cherokee County, Kansas.
The crime happened on March 6th, 2017 at a home in West Mineral. Investigators say Lomax was one of three people who went to the home and threatened the resident. Police say the resident then shot and killed one of the suspects, Erik Jones, 37.
Police began searching for Lomax and a 16-year-old girl. Authorities found and arrested them both three days later. They found the 16-year-old in Girard and Lomax in Pittsburg.
Lomax appeared in court today, January 22nd, 2019. The courts originally charged him with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Today, he entered a guilty plea to attempted aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and contributing to a child’s misconduct or deprivation.
According to the Cherokee County Attorney, Lomax said he attempted to commit a burglary of an occupied home which resulted in the occupant shooting and killing one of the suspects. Lomax further claimed in court that he was accompanied by a juvenile female throughout the crime.
Lomax is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1st, 2019.