Friday, October 28, 2016

TRAVIS JONES SENTENCED FOR CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN DEATH AND RELATED CHARGES

TRAVIS JONES SENTENCED FOR CHILD ABUSE
RESULTING IN DEATH AND RELATED CHARGES

On September 27, 2016, Travis J. Jones, age 45, of Salisbury, Maryland, was convicted by a Wicomico County Jury of Child Abuse 1st Degree resulting in Death and related charges.  An investigation conducted by the detectives of the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center revealed that on July 20, 2015, the victim, a 2 ½ year old boy was left in Jones’ care.  Emergency personnel responded to the home in Salisbury, Maryland at 7:19 p.m. on July 20, 2015, to find the 2 ½ year old child unresponsive with multiple bruises ranging from his head to his feet.  The victim was rushed to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where resuscitation efforts continued with no success.  The victim succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead that evening.  After an autopsy of the child was completed, the victim’s death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma and dehydration.   

On October 28, 2016, Jones was sentenced by a Circuit Court Judge to serve 40 years in the Division of Corrections for First Degree Child Abuse resulting in Death and an additional 10 years for Manslaughter, a total sentence of 50 years active incarceration.  

Wicomico County State’s Attorney, Ella M. Disharoon, commended the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center, Cpl. Donna Hale, and Det. Dan Schultz, for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case.  Mrs. Disharoon also thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Shauna E. Lee and James McAllister who prosecuted the case.

For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He will probably serve 3 of 4 years and then do it again.

Anonymous said...

We need real consequences whereas anyone thinking of committing a crime might think twice? Personally anyone committing a crime against children should have their hands chopped off so he can no longer touch a child, gouge out his eyes so he can no longer see to hurt a child and if they sexually abuse a child cut off their privates and force them to eat it! I bet if there were real repercussions or an eye for an eye, crime wouldn't be a problem!