Bryant Jersovit Jones was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison on multiple charges of domestic violence.
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office said Jones, 23, and the victim checked into a hotel in Anne Arundel County in June of 2009. The two, who were involved in a romantic relationship, had been fighting all day.
Prosecutors said Jones proceeded to tie the victim to a chair to keep her from leaving the room, though she did try to escape when he left the room for a period of time. Jones then “chased her down and threw her into the car,” and then drove around for two and a half hours beating the victim, prosecutors said.
The victim was able to crawl out of the vehicle at a Bowie Exxon station when Jones stopped to refuel. Two witnesses saw the victim and called police.
In February 2011, Jones again beat the victim multiple times, resulting in extensive injuries requiring hospitalization. The victim tried repeatedly to end the relationship with Jones, prosecutors said.
“Justice was served in this domestic violence case for two primary reasons,” said Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. “We had witnesses willing to get involved to help someone in harm’s way and we also had a victim who found her strength to come forward to end the cycle of relationship violence.”
Jones was found guilty of kidnapping, second degree assault and false imprisonment. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.