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District Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Stabbing A Man In The Neck-Defendant Used Screwdriver In The Attack-

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

     WASHINGTON - Alonzo Douglas Hebron, 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to five years in prison for stabbing a man in the neck with a screwdriver during an altercation in Northeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Hebron pled guilty in January 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to assault with a dangerous weapon.  He was sentenced by the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick. Upon completion of his sentence, Hebron will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     According to the government’s evidence, on Nov. 23, 2012, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was called to an apartment in the 1100 block of Queen Street NE, where officers found a man suffering from a stab wound to the neck area. Police determined that the victim, Hebron, and two others had been inside the apartment talking.  At one point, Hebron had gotten into an altercation with the victim, escalating to the point that he stabbed the victim in the neck with a screwdriver.

     The victim suffered massive bleeding from the wound and was transported to a hospital for emergency attention. Hebron fled the scene.  The two eyewitnesses helped the police identify Hebron through the use of a photo-array and he was later arrested based on an arrest warrant.

     In announcing today's sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department.  He also expressed appreciation for the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Truong, who investigated and prosecuted the case.


Updated February 19, 2015