Arrest record of Dover man, 18, keeps growing

Jamal Jones

DOVER — A Dover teenager’s record continued to grow after a pizza delivery employee was allegedly robbed on July 26, adding to a series of escalating arrests, convictions, probation and detention beginning four years ago, court records show.

Jamal Jones, 18, was taken into custody last week following a Dover Police investigation of a reported robbery in the 400 block of East Water Street. He was charged with first-degree robbery and resisting arrest, then committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

According to court records, Mr. Jones, then a juvenile, had pleaded guilty to third-degree assault on Jan. 30, 2013, and was sentenced to 30 hours of community service.

On July 17, 2013, a guilty plea to offensive touching brought a 90-day sentence of Level IV incarceration at Snowden Cottage.

A third-degree assault conviction on Dec. 18, 2014, led to 30 hours of community service ordered.

Mr. Jones was sentenced to a year at Ferris School Juvenile Detention Center on Dec. 18, 2014 for pleading to second-degree assault, illegal gang participation and second-degree conspiracy.

Mr. Jones’s first adult conviction came on Sept. 13, 2016 after an illegal gang participation guilty plea. He received a one-year prison sentence followed by a year probation.

His prison time was effective Jan. 21, 2016, and with good time he was released on Dec. 16, 2016.

According to court records, Mr. Jones violated probation the day of release with a receiving stolen property charge.

After a guilty finding of violation of probation on Dec. 24, 2016, Mr. Jones was sentenced to either six months of home confinement or work release as determined by the Department of Correction.

A year of probation was ordered to follow.

On April 5, 2017, Mr. Jones pled guilty to receiving stolen property for an incident on Dec. 16, 2016. He was sentenced to a year probation.

In the latest alleged incident, Mr. Jones was taken into custody after a driver was allegedly robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash at approximately 1:53 p.m.

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