Man to serve 10 years for as­sault

Knife-wield­ing man shot by of­fi­cer in July 2015

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARDSON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

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.

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