Tre C. Jackson, 19, who and second-degree assault in April for throwing his infant son to the ground during an argument with the baby’s mother was sentenced to 280 days in prison on Thursday.
The Howard County Circuit Court judge sentenced Jackson to 8 years for the second-degree child abuse charge, but suspended 7 years, 2 months and 24 days, leaving 280 days to serve in prison.
On July 10, 2011 Jackson, of the 6900 block Deep Pasture Drive in Columbia, was reportedly arguing with the mother of his son when he took the 10-week-old baby from the mother’s arms and threw it face down into the pavement and stomped on him three times, according to the statement of facts report from the case. Jackson then turned to the mother’s sister and beat her in the face with his fists, according to the report.
The baby was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. No serious injuries were noted other than cuts and scratches to the face, arm, legs and abdomen, according to the report.
In addition to 280 days, Jackson must submit to a mental health evaluation, complete a parenting class, complete a domestic violence/ anger management program, have no contact with the victims unless supervised by another person and be subject to court orders governing custody of the child, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesperson for the Howard County State’s Attorney Office.