Man convicted in crime spree to represent himself on weapons charge

A man who was convicted of crimes related to a spree that spanned from Orlando to Tampa has been granted permission to represent himself on one of the remaining charges against him. 

On October 10, 2018, a jury convicted Majar Jones of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.

However, during his open plea on a separate weapons charge, there was a technical error that allowed him to continue to fight the charge.

He filed a handwritten motion on which Hillsborough Judge Samantha Ward ruled he deserved to be heard.

"I'm going to have to give him a hearing on this motion. He's going to be transported back," Judge Ward said.

It is unclear if Jones wants to withdraw his plea on the weapons charges. Judge Ward is scheduled to hear arguments in January.

Jones plans to argue the motion himself.