Columbia Man to Serve 280 Days for Infant Assault

The 19-year-old Columbia man admitted to throwing his 10-week-old son to the ground and stomping on him during an argument in July of 2011.


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.

Catons-villain June 04, 2012 at 07:52 PM
"[H]e 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" This nauseates me that this animal will only serve 280 days for abusing his child in this fashion. DISGUSTING.
jj June 04, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Who is the judge ? The article does not name the judge ---- why ? How on earth could most of the sentence be suspended?
Andrew Metcalf (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Well he pled out, state's attorney only requested 18 months originally w/ 5 years probation. http://patch.com/A-sg6w
JH June 05, 2012 at 11:47 AM
So who was the judge in this case?
Christine June 05, 2012 at 12:47 PM
280 days?!?!? That poor baby is going to have to deal with that sh*thead in less than a year? I hope every inmate in that prison knows exactly why he's in there.
Lorraine Kelly June 05, 2012 at 01:17 PM
This is unbelievable. I agree, who is the Judge? Poor child. Unfortunately, I doubt this is the last time this child will suffer at this maniac's hands. Maybe then he will get PBJ! We wonder why this type of abuse is out of control? That Judge should be gone.
Andrew Metcalf (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 01:55 PM
The judge in the case was Richard S. Bernhardt.
Brook Hubbard June 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM
http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=13K11051529&loc=62&detailLoc=K No information on the judge, which I think is common to prevent any form of illegal backlash on them. The defendant's attorney was Letecia Rollins, Esq. from Sagal, Cassin, Filbert & Quasney, P.A. out of Towson. The prosecuting attorney was Susan Weinstein, Esq. from the State's Attorney's Office. To clarify the charges and sentence, he was found guilty of two things: 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault. After his jail time he will be in 5 years probation, have to complete the programs listed above, and (as noted) will not be allowed any visitation with the victims unless supervised.
People Make Me Sick July 30, 2012 at 09:44 PM
This whole case was a lie and I really don't appreciate any of your comments if you don't know the whole story that means what really happened and not what was "presented" in the court room and if you didn't sit in the court room, know the person and family keep your comments to yourself.


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