Ex-candidate's wife accuses him of assault

October 01, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

The wife of failed mayoral candidate Sylvanus B. Jones filed a formal complaint this week with a District Court commissioner charging her husband with assault, Annapolis police said.

As a result, officers served an order on Jones, 69, at his residence late Monday and helped his wife remove her clothes from the house in the first block of Bausum Drive.

Court records show that Josefina Jones filed complaints Sunday and Sept. 24, charging her husband with three counts of second-degree assault.

She also complained to police last week, citing unusual behavior by her husband, according to Norman Randall, a police spokesman.

"She said when she went to the bank, he hit her on the shoulder," Randall said. "During the campaign, he told her, 'You're not my wife, you're my campaign manager.' "

Details about the alleged assault incidents were not available yesterday.

Jones has been ordered not to contact his wife until the case is tried in court, Randall said. A trial date had not been set.

Jones, a former federal worker, came in third in the Democratic mayoral primary in September behind former Mayor Dennis M. Callahan and Alderman Carl O. Snowden. In 1993, Jones lost to Alfred A. Hopkins in the mayoral primary.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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