Jones Pleads Guilty to First Degree Assault

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that on November 29, 2021, Donte Terrell Jones, 39, of Owings, MD, entered a guilty plea to First Degree Assault and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon Openly with Intent to Injure.  Sentencing is set for February 28, 2022, before the Honorable Mark W. Carmean of the Calvert County Circuit Court.  Jones is facing a maximum sentence of 28 years imprisonment.


On July 4, 2021, Jones initiated a verbal dispute with the victim in the parking lot of the Fastop in Chesapeake Beach.  During the altercation, Jones produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and back and slashed the victim’s arm and abdomen.  The victim was unarmed during the altercation.  He was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma where he underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.  Fortunately, the victim survived.


The case is being handled by Assistant State’s Attorney Lee Ann Bell.