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Jail for man after courtroom scuffle

An 18-year-old convicted of assaulting a deputy sheriff who asked him to stop texting in a courtroom has been sentenced to a month in jail.

Demonte Jones of Baltimore was sentenced Tuesday. During a scuffle Jan. 6 with two deputies in Circuit Court in Annapolis, one deputy's leg was broken in two places.

Deputy Brian Schwaab recently went back to work on a desk assignment, but said he is still in pain.

In the incident, deputies repeatedly told Jones to put away he cell phone, but he continued texting. Jones scuffled with Schwaab and Schwaab's brother, Deputy Doug Schwaab.

The three fell to the ground, and Brian Schwaab's leg was broken.

-- The Capital of Annapolis

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 8, 2010; 7:36 AM ET
Categories:  Anne Arundel , From the Courthouse , Updates  
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Another shining example of the brilliance of our next generation of "adults". What an IDIOT!!!
I hope he gets passed around the cellblock like a peacepipe...were those messages were worth it?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 8, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Another shining example of the brilliance of our next generation of "adults". What an IDIOT!!!
I hope he gets passed around the cellblock like a peacepipe...were those messages worth it?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 8, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised they didn't just have the marshals grab him the first time that he refused to put the phone away.

Good for him. He obviously needs a "digital time-out".

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | September 8, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

What an idiot.

Posted by: eandlwestling | September 11, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

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