Pastor Terry Jones agrees to plea deal in Polk County

BARTOW, Fla. - Pastor Terry Jones has agreed to accept a plea deal that drops a felony charge against him.

Jones appeared in a Bartow courtroom on Tuesday.

He was arrested last September as he prepared to burn nearly 3,000 copies of the Quran. He was stopped near Mulberry while driving a truck hauling the Quarans soaked in kerosene.

Jones was charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel, a felony,  and openly carrying a firearm, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors agreed to drop the felony charge.

A plea hearing is set for April 22. Jones is expected to accept the plea deal at that time.

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