WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - A local woman was sentenced Thursday to a 13-year prison term on charges stemming from a violent home invasion that took place last year in Southeast Washington, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.
Jones was convicted in July of first-degree burglary while armed, second-degree burglary, assault with intent to commit robbery while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, and assaulting, resisting, or interfering with a police officer.
According to the court documents, at about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2011, Jones broke into a basement apartment in a rowhouse in the 1600 block of Fort Davis Street SE. She surprised the victim, who woke up to find Jones standing over his bed. Jones demanded money. When the victim did not comply, Jones took a black tube sock that contained a crystal replica baseball and repeatedly bludgeoned him over the head. The victim suffered from severe lacerations and was hospitalized for several days.
After Jones assaulted the victim, she went to the second floor of the rowhouse and burglarized another room. During the course of that burglary, a next-door neighbor heard a commotion and saw that the front door of the rowhouse was open. The neighbor saw Jones walking down from the second floor. Jones approached the neighbor and brandished what appeared to be a small metal object, ordering the neighbor to get back.
While police were on the scene, Jones returned to the area, where the neighbor identified her. When officers tried to arrest Jones, she immediately resisted by kicking and spitting at the two officers who tried to restrain her.