Man to serve 10 years for assault
Knife-wielding man shot by officer in July 2015
A Bryans Road man was sentenced in Charles County Circuit Court on Monday for a July 2015 incident in which he chased his estranged girlfriend with a knife and then tried to attack a responding officer, prompting the deputy to shoot him in defense.
Found guilty after a four day trial in February, Lavon Dewayne Chisley, 50, was sentenced by Administrative Judge Amy Bragunier to a total of 36 years, all suspended but 10 years in prison for first- and second-degree assault and burglary.
The case was presented to the jurors by Assistant State’s Attorneys John A. Stackhouse and Jonathan P. Beattie, who proved there was ample evidence to convict Chisley.
On July 22, 2015, “Chisley kicked his long time girlfriend’s door in and then proceeded to chase her with a knife. When deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded, Chisley ignored numerous commands to drop the knife and assaulted one of the deputies,” according to a state’s attorney office statement.
After Chisley ignored commands to drop the knife, he moved towards the officers, causing Pfc. Jose Marti to fire his weapon, striking the knife-wielding man in his abdomen, court records show.