Douglas Eugene Jones of Huntingtown MD

Douglas Eugene Jones

Prince Frederick, MD – A Calvert man who made threats to “shoot it out” with police during a domestic incident earlier this month has been indicted on charges related to the siege in a Huntingtown neighborhood. The accused—identified as Douglas Eugene Jones, 53 of Huntingtown—was issued a three count indictment by a grand jury Jan. 18. Jones faces two counts of first-degree assault and one count of rifle/handgun possession with a felony conviction. All of the charges Jones faces are felonies.

According to a report from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, Jan. 2 at approximately 3:27 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ponds Wood Road 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 resided 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 him.

Jones was ordered to put down the weapon several times, police reported. He refused and instead pointed the shotgun toward the deputies. The deputies were able to convince Jones to surrender and he subsequently placed the shotgun on the ground and was arrested without further incident. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Online court information indicates a preliminary hearing was held Jan. 23 in Calvert County Circuit Court on the charges. A pre-trial hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 27 with a plea hearing planned for April 24. The case could go to trial in late May. Court records indicate Jones remains incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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