MURDER USA – Bad Bad Niko Jones, the Baddest Man in the Whole Damn Town – Badder Than Old King Kong, Meaner Than The Junk Yard Dog
Cops say he strangled, punched, and bit victim
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. The Mean Street of Great Mills Road has a new alleged star who might want to have his name imprinted forever into the Sidewalk of Crime in Sin City.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on August 27, 2018, at approximately 3:20 a.m. Deputy First Class McClure responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.
Police say that their investigation determined Niko Tristan Jones, 35, who recently had an address on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, had picked up the victim and drove the victim to a separate location.
Police say that Jones allegedly then retrieved an object from the center console of the vehicle and began to assault the victim.
The victim was strangled, punched, and bitten by Jones. The victim was ultimately able to escape from the vehicle, at which time the victim advised Jones then tried to strike the victim with his vehicle. The victim fled into a wooded area, and Jones left the scene. A warrant was obtained for Jones’ arrest; Jones was located and charged with the following:
- Attempted First Degree Murder
- Attempted Second Degree Murder
- Assault First Degree
- Assault Second Degree
Jones is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Jail on a no bond status. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact DFC. Dustin McClure at (301) 475-4200 extension * 8038 or by email at Dustin.McClure@stmarysmd.com.
Jones entered a guilty plea on Aug. 7, 2014, in St. Mary’s District Court to a charge of second-degree assault in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz. THE DEAL: A sentence of one year in jail was imposed with credit given for 47 days in time served; 318 days of probation were ordered while court records show he was committed to the St. Mary’s Jail on June 23, 2014, and released on August 7, 2014.
As recently as Feb. 7, 2018, Jones was living at 46456 Chapman Drive in Lexington Park when he was cited by Maryland State Trooper Travis Howard with several violations including failing to provide a vehicle registration card; operating a 2000 Honda Civic with expired tags; on April 11, 2018, Jones was cited again for the same violations by Trooper Opirhory for the same violations as well as driving while suspended and both traffic stops were on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.
In 2017, Jones was issued a stay-away order on May 19, 2017, by the District Court of Maryland in a domestic violence case. On June 8, 2017, Jones entered a guilty plea to reckless endangerment, following his arrest by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy John Davis, in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz. THE DEAL: two years and 365 days in jail and all of the jail time suspended except for 60 days. Thus, a harsh sentence appears on the record while the reality is that a short time was spent behind bars. Probation was ordered through July 3, 2019, which is likely to trigger the remainder of his time in jail to be reactivated with the conviction on the attempted murder charge. On Aug. 31, 2018, he was charged with Violation of Probation. The taxpayers provided the services of Matthew Connell and Maria Christina Doerflinger, as Jones’ mouthpiece in court. At the time of the arrest, Jones was living at 19248 St. George Church Road in Valley Lee, Md.
On Jan. 28, 2013, Jones, while living at 21046 Briar Patch Apt. 101 in Lexington Park, Md., was charged in Calvert County District Court by Calvert Deputy Sheriff A. Clas with second-degree assault. In a plea deal with Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin, Jones entered a guilty plea on Sept. 22, 2014. THE DEAL: a sentence of five months in jail with credit of time served of 47 days.
In St. Mary’s Circuit Court on June 7, 2012, the Magistrate recommended that Jones and the mother of his child, Tawny Angel Uhl, who were defendants in a custody action brought by the grandparents of their child be given joint legal custody with the grandparents. The grandparents were given physical custody. The Court allowed visitation by the parents (Jones and Uhl) so they presumably could take selfies of themselves with the child to post on Facebook, “…and that support by each of the Defendants (Jones and Uhl) to be zero.”, with the grandparents left to provide the financial support of the child, leaving the parents free to spend any money they might obtain on themselves.