Grasonville man sentenced to six years in assault
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.