Gra­sonville man sen­tenced to six years in as­sault

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — A Gra­sonville man con­victed of sec­ond­de­gree as­sault was re­cently sen­tenced to six years in the state prison sys­tem.

Emery Dean, 49, of Sta­tion Lane was con­victed of sec­ond-de­gree as­sault in a jury trial on July 28 be­fore Cir­cuit Court Judge Thomas G. Ross.

The case was pros­e­cuted by Lance G. Richard­son, State’s At­tor­ney for Queen Anne’s County. Dean was rep­re­sented by Mitch Green­berg.

The as­sault took place on Dec. 31, 2015, in Ch­ester, when Dean vi­o­lently and re­peat­edly struck a woman in the face with a closed fist, re­sult­ing in se­vere swelling, bruis­ing and dis­fig­ure­ment to her face that took weeks to sub­side, Richard­son said.

Ross im­posed a three-year prison sen­tence to serve, dou­ble the rec­om­mended sen­tence of the Mary­land Sen­tenc­ing Guide­lines, due to the sever­ity of Dean’s vi­o­lent ac­tions.

Dean also was sen­tenced to an ad­di­tional seven years, which were sus­pended, and he will be placed on three years of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion upon his re­lease.

Dean was on pro­ba­tion for an un­re­lated as­sault on woman at the time he com­mit­ted the De­cem­ber 2015 as­sault.

A vi­o­la­tion of pro­ba­tion hear­ing was held in Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict Court on Nov. 23, where Judge Frank M. Kra­tovil sen­tenced Dean to an ad­di­tional three years of prison, con­sec­u­tive to the cir­cuit court sen­tence, for fail­ing to obey all laws while on pro­ba­tion.

After sen­tenc­ing, Richard­son said, “Gra­tu­itous vi­o­lence will not be tol­er­ated in Queen Anne’s County.”

He added he was pleased with the sen­tences and the jus­tice im­posed for both vic­tims.

EMERY DEAN

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