GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A man who showed up with a loaded gun and drugs to meet a child prostitute now has a deadline for how he wants his case to move forward.
Michael Jones is being held on eight different felony charges. A Mesa County judge has given his defense a little over a month to make a decision on how they will move forward.
On September 17th, Jones and his defense are being asked to enter a guilty or not guilty plea after more than four months since his arrest.
Jones appeared with a new lawyer today, and the defense says they are going through the evidence and details of the text messages between Jones and law enforcement.
Michael Jones is accused of making contact with law enforcement posing as the mother of a child she was prostituting.
Before he was arrested at the Clarion Inn on Horizon Drive, Jones says he sold a quarter ounce of heroin at the Ramada Inn.
Jones was found in possession of 3 ounces of meth, a quarter pound of heroin, mushrooms, and a loaded and chambered semi automatic pistol.
Jones is a seven time convicted felon, and convicted as a habitual offender in 2004.