People v Adam Kalani Jones

On October 27, 2016, defendant Adam Kalani Jones was convicted of assault upon a peace officer with a clause for causing great bodily injury, as well as resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer. The court found Defendant Jones violated his parole and found true three state prison priors.

On August 16, 2015, around 2:23pm, an officer from Albany Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Marin and Cornell to investigate a male, Defendant Jones, who was standing in the street, yelling at cars, and acting erratically. The officer arrived in the area and spotted Defendant Jones outside the gas station, standing next to his 40 oz. of beer. Defendant Jones appeared intoxicated and was belligerent with the officer.

The officer called for backup. Defendant Jones went to take a sip of beer as the officer attempted to detain him, then smashed the bottle into the side of the officer's head, causing major bleeding.After continuing to ignore commands and resist arrest from the other responding officer, Defendant Jones was tased.

The officer sustained multiple lacerations to his face and ear requiring extensive suturing in the ear, outside the ear, and on the officer's face.

Defendant Adam Kalani Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on December 9, 2016.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Keydon Levy with assistance from DA Inspector Tom Cleary.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016