Original Case Details
A 17-year-old from Detroit is facing multiple criminal charges as an adult stemming from four different incidents that allege that he sexually assaulted multiple women and used a firearm to commit multiple crimes. Jaden Deangelo Jones is firstly accused of sexually assaulting a woman 41 years of age on Grand River in Detroit. He is also accused of firing a single shot at a 36-year-old woman who rejected his sexual advances about an hour later on Pierson near Grand River in Detroit. Investigators also believe that Jones grabbed a woman 67 years of age by her buttocks, robbed her at gunpoint, and followed her home before he fled after seeing the woman’s husband. Lastly, he is alleged to have robbed a woman 43 years of age at gunpoint and also sexually assaulted her on Lahser in Detroit. Jones is currently being held on all four cases separately. He is currently being held on cash bonds that total over $2 million.
Criminal Charges and Potential Penalties
Jones is facing a litany of serious felony charges stemming from these alleged incidents. The charges, along with their maximum potential penalties are listed below:
• Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree: This is a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of life in state prison or any term of years as sentenced by the trial court judge upon conviction.
• Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fourth Degree: This is a felony charge that carries a maximum of up to two years in state prison upon conviction.
• Armed Robbery: This is a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of life in state prison or any term of years as sentenced by the trial court judge upon conviction.
• Felony Firearm: This is a felony charge that carries a mandatory sentence of two years in state prison in addition to any other jail or prison sentences from any related offenses.
• Felonious Assault: This is a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of up to four years in state prison upon conviction.
• Indecent Exposure: This is a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum sentence of up to one year in the county jail.
If you have any questions about any of the listed charges and the related potential penalties, then it is important you seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What Happens Next?
Jones will face four separate preliminary examinations for the four separate alleged incidents. In each preliminary examination, the prosecutor will have to show probable cause that the crimes as alleged were committed and further probable cause that it was Jones who committed these crimes. If probable cause is shown, the judge will continue the case forward to Circuit Court for further proceedings and potential trial. Jones will also have the option to waive the exams effectively saying that there is probable cause and to continue the case in Circuit Court. One typical reason for doing this is when the defendant is looking to make a deal. A plea deal can typically only be made at the Circuit Court level in front of the judge who will ultimately decide sentence on these cases upon any convictions. By waiving the preliminary exams, Jones will be able to seek a potential plea agreement in order to resolve the cases. Jones currently has a couple options in how to defend his cases. Time will tell what route he goes.
Any Further Questions?
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or are being investigated for one, then it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. At Grabel & Associates, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in successfully defending criminal cases all over the state of Michigan. This experience extends not only to adult cases, but also to juvenile charges. We are not a general practice firm. We are a team of criminal defense attorneys; it’s all we do. We offer a FREE consultation to anyone with questions relating to a possible or existing criminal charge against them or a loved one. Feel free to contact us on our 24/7 defense line at 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact us online or come visit us at one of our three statewide locations. We can also come to you.