Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (March 28) announced the indictment of three men believed responsible for the 2018 murder and armed robbery of Theodore Jones, the New Orleans rap music performer better known as “Young Greatness.”
Donald “Toothy” Reaux, 38 and pictured above left; Donny “Lahfivve” Maxwell, 18 and pictured above right; and 16-year-old Lovance “Bo” Wix each were charged with second-degree murder, armed robbery and other charges in the indictment handed up March 27 by an Orleans Parish special grand jury.
The indictment was unsealed by court order Thursday at 12:45 p.m., after all defendants were taken into custody in the early morning hours. Reaux was arrested in Reserve, and Maxwell in Algiers. Wix already was being held at the Youth Study Center on unrelated
Criminal District Judge Camille Buras set bond amounts of $1.65 million for Reaux and $1.6 million each for Maxwell and Nix after the indictment was read.
All three defendants are charged with the armed robbery and second-degree murder of Jones, 34, who had his Nissan Sentra taken and was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Waffle House restaurant in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. The fatal shooting occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2018. Each defendant faces a mandatory lifetime
prison sentence if convicted of the murder charge. Wix, as a juvenile, would be eligible for a hearing to determine parole eligibility after 25 years.
All three defendants also are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to obstruct justice in a homicide investigation, and obstruction of justice in a homicide investigation.
Reaux alone faces an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Reaux has previous federal convictions in Louisiana’s Eastern District from August 2001, for two counts of bank robbery and one count of carrying a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. He was sentenced to nearly 12 years but was released from federal custody in 2011.
The slaying of Young Greatness drew national attention last year, given Jones’ notoriety in the wake of his 2015 hit single “Moolah.” The song’s video has had more than 31.6 million views since its posting on YouTube. The single landed Young Greatness on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned him the chance to perform before a national late-night
audience on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Assistant District Attorneys Alex Calenda and Irena Zajickova presented the case to the grand jury.
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