-Mendocino County DA – Career Criminal Gets Life

A former Ukiah man with a long criminal record was sentenced last week in Mendocino County Superior Court to a life term in state prison on multiple felony crimes. 46-year-old Raymond Devon Jones, was convicted by a county jury last year of domestic violence, including assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, and dissuading a witness by means of threats or force, Following the jury verdict, a court trial was conducted where the trial judge found true sentencing enhancements alleged by the District Attorney’s Office, which argued that Jones’s previous felony convictions fit within the meaning of California’s Three Strikes law.