Marjorie Jones found guilty of aiding son Laverne Ware Jr.

Marjorie Jones appeared in court on Wednesday prior to a jury finding her guilty of of felony counts of harboring/aiding a felon and possessing a firearm as a felon as a party to a crime. Her sentencing is scheduled March 29.


JUNEAU — Marjorie Jones, who was convicted of assisting her son Laverne Ware Jr. after he allegedly killed Sesalie Dixon, had her bail revoked Monday.

Jones was convicted of harboring Ware when law enforcement originally came to question him about Dixon’s death. Dixon, Ware’s cousin and girlfriend, was found dead in a truck parked in Jones’ garage in Fox Lake with three gunshots to the head on Dec. 4, 2016.

Jones is currently in Dodge County Jail awaiting her sentencing March 23. She was found guilty of harboring/aiding a felon and possessing a firearm as a felon as a party to a crime. The 65-year-old Milwaukee woman faces up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Jones appeared in Dodge County Circuit Court on Monday with her attorney Sylvie Dahnert. Dodge County Circuit Judge Joseph Sciascia revoked Jones’ bail.

Jones had been free on a $25,000 cash bond. Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg filed a motion Feb. 5 claiming that she was no longer entitled to bail. Jones had been scheduled for an appointment with probation and parole for her pre-sentence investigation Feb. 5. However, she called a day prior and asked for the appointment to be rescheduled at a later date because of transportation issues.

The motion stated that the state believed Jones would do whatever she could to delay the sentencing and that she had a great motive to delay her sentencing in order to ensure her non-availability for Ware’s trial.

Ware, 37, is charged with first-degree homicide, hiding a corpse, incest and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He could face life in prison on the homicide charge. Ware has been in custody at the Dodge County Jail since January on a $2.5 million cash bond. Ware is currently scheduled to go to trial on April 9 to 20.