Jones Sentenced for First Degree Assault

Donte Terrell Jones, of Owings, MD, was sentenced on February 28, 2022, to 25 years imprisonment, with all but 7 years of active incarceration suspended, followed by 5 years of supervised probation.  The sentence was imposed for a first degree assault that occurred in July 4, 2021, in which the victim was seriously injured in a knife attack.  According to Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey, the Stare requested a sentence in excess of the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines, which recommended 4-9 years.   Because first degree assault is a crime of violence, Jones must serve at least 1/2 of his sentence before becoming parole eligible.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Lee A. Bell.