WOIO: Man Who Beat Cleveland Heights Resident Asks For Early Release
The now 20-year-old Cleveland man was one of a group of teens who attacked a Cleveland Heights resident trying to break up a fight after a Homecoming football game in 2010. A judge denied Santino Jones' request Tuesday.
Santino Jones has served a year in prison for attacking a Cleveland Heights resident with a group of teens after a Homecoming football game in 2010.
But the now 20-year-old Cleveland man wanted to get out before his four-year sentence was up, according to an article on WOIO 19 Action News. The news station captured a video of Jones in court.
A judge denied his request Tuesday, June 19.
The Cleveland man was one of a handful of teens sentenced in the beating of a then 33-year-old man who was trying to help break up a fight between two girls near the 2100 block of Lee Road Oct. 22, 2010.
A group of teens attacked the victim, Michael Allen, with a landscaping stone, beat him and kicked him, leaving the Allen with a fractured skull and leg.
Santino and his twin, Santize Jones, pleaded guilty March 2, 2011 to second-degree felonious assault. Santize Jones received five years and Santino Jones received four. Santize Jones got one more year than Santino because he has a more extensive criminal record, and the victim's DNA was found on his shoe, according to prosecutors.
Shakeela Hoey, whose fight with a 16-year-old Cleveland Heights resident started the chain of events that evening, also pleaded guilty March 2 to a first-degree misdemeanor assault charge, and she received the maximum sentence of six months.
Phillip Morris, 19, of Cleveland, received a seven-year prison sentence Aug. 5, and Maurice Pollard, 18, of Cleveland Heights, received the maximum of nine and a half years, according to prosecutors. Pollard was tried as an adult when he was 17-years-old.
"Pollard received the stiffest penalty because he was most responsible for causing the injuries to this victim," said former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor spokesman Ryan Miday in August 2011. "While the victim was on the ground being hit and kicked by others, Pollard picked up a large landscaping stone and smashed it on the head of the victim."
Pollard and Morris both pleaded guilty to felonious assault and aggravated riot in June, 2011.