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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 28, 2013

Richmond Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Failing To Report To Serve A Previously Imposed Sentence

OAKLAND – Dontae Jerome Jones was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for failing to surrender to serve a previously imposed sentence, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.

Jones, 31, of Richmond, admitted in his plea agreement that he had been previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and had been sentenced to 72 months in custody. Jones was allowed to voluntarily surrender to serve his sentence on November 5, 2012. Jones also admitted that he failed to report to serve his sentence as ordered, and he later evaded capture by the U.S. Marshals, who had located him at a residence in Vallejo, Calif. Jones was finally caught on April 29, 2013, in Vallejo by the Vallejo Police Department.

Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 9, 2013. He pleaded guilty on August 12, 2013. The sentence was handed down by The Honorable Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court Chief Judge. In addition to his prison term, Jones was also sentenced to a 3-year period of supervised release.

Brian C. Lewis is the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Legal Assistant Janice Pagsanjan. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, and the Vallejo Police Department.

(Jones indictment )