Douglas Eugene Jones of Huntingtown MD

Douglas Eugene Jones

Huntingtown, MD – On Monday, Jan. 2 at approximately 3:27 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown for a report of a man causing a disturbance while in possession of a firearm. While units were responding, the suspect began to make threats to “shoot it out” with the police when they arrived. Callers from the residence identified the suspect as Douglas Jones. The callers advised Jones, 53, resides at the same house and had assaulted one of the other residents.       

Deputies arrived at the residence and observed Jones walking around the yard with a shotgun. They immediately set up a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspect. The deputies ordered him to put down the weapon several times. However, he refused the requests and instead pointed the shotgun toward the deputies. The deputies were able to stay behind cover and gave Jones verbal commands in an attempt to get him to surrender. Eventually the suspect placed the shotgun on the ground and was placed under arrest without injury.

Douglas Eugene Jones was subsequently charged with three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second degree assault of a law enforcement officer and a felon in possession of a rifle/shotgun.   

According to a District Court summary, Jones remains incarcerated. A preliminary hearing on the charges Jones is facing is tentatively set for Feb. 1 in District Court.