FREDERICK- A Frederick County Jury returned a guilty verdict against Jayqwan Bowie, 27, of Frederick, MD for Second Degree Assault. The Honorable John H. Tisdale sentenced the defendant to serve 5 years in the Division of Corrections. The defendant was found not guilty of First Degree Assault.
The trial began on August 29, 2018 and the jury deliberated for approximately 3 hours before delivering the verdict.
On November 15, 2017, Officers responded to the area of Heather Ridge Drive for a domestic call. Contact was made with the victim, who had visible bruising and scratches on her neck consistent with being strangled. The victim advised that when the defendant strangled her, she saw “black fuzz” and fell to the floor. She advised that when she was on the floor she called 911. He then picked her up by her clothing and threw her onto the floor. The defendant then fled the scene. The victim invoked her marital privilege and did not testify. The State did present testimony from a 7 year old child who witnessed the incident.
The State was represented by Chief Assistant State’s Attorney Lindy Angel.
Charles Smith, III
State’s Attorney for
Frederick County, Maryland