Huntingtown Felon Armed with a Shotgun Arrested After Standoff with Police

January 4, 2017
Douglas Eugene Jones, 53, of Huntingtown

Douglas Eugene Jones, 53, of Huntingtown

On Monday, January 2, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown for a report of a man causing a disturbance while in possession of a firearm.

While units were responding, the suspect began to make threats to “shoot it out” with the police when they arrived. Callers from the residence identified the suspect as Douglas Eugene Jones, 53, of Huntingtown. The callers advised Mr. Jones resides at the same house and had assaulted one of the other residents.

Deputies arrived at the residence and observed Mr. Jones walking around the yard with a shotgun. They immediately set up a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspect. The deputies ordered him to put down the weapon several times. However, he refused the requests and instead pointed the shotgun toward the deputies. The deputies were able to stay behind cover and continue giving Mr. Jones verbal commands in an attempt to get him to surrender.

Eventually the suspect placed the shotgun on the ground and was placed under arrest without injury.

Mr. Douglas Jones was subsequently charged with three counts of Assault First Degree, three counts of Assault Second Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer, and a Felon in Possession of a Rifle/Shotgun.

Douglas Eugene Jones, 53, of Huntingtown

Douglas Eugene Jones, 53, of Huntingtown


15 Responses to Huntingtown Felon Armed with a Shotgun Arrested After Standoff with Police

  1. Joe on January 4, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Next time ya hear about a cop shooting a black man unjustifiably a la “Black Lives Matter”- tell em about this restraint.

  2. Anonymous on January 4, 2017 at 7:24 am

    What a moron

  3. DIRT on January 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I’d like to see CNN and Raw Story post report about this. All we hear about are the cases where the suspect gets shot.

    • Willie on January 6, 2017 at 11:37 am

      It doesn’t fit their narrow agenda so you will not see it on mainstream media.

  4. DJ Trump on January 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I would love to see the body cam footage of that..

    And a word of advise to law enforcement…Not sure if your training taught you this, but shotgun rounds can easily penetrate car doors/windows, walls, or whatever else you guys were “taking cover” behind. Not to mention ricochet and innocent people/children/houses/schools nearby. You should of lit him up the moment he raised the firearm. If this idiot pulled a gun on me, someone would be calling his family to come clean up the mess his internal organs left all over the floor of my house.

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Don’t you know the new way cops have to handle situations like this? They have to be shot twice or more or more then one cop shot before they can react. Even then they have to use every manner of nonlethal force they have at their disposal before they can even think about retuning fire. They have to call in a top notch $100,000 a minute psychiatrist to do a mental evaluation. If at that point the suspect still won’t put down the gun and assuming the cops are still alive they can return fire.
      On a serious note can you blame the cops for not shooting back? Even if they are justified they still risk losing their job, months of legal issues, and possible jail time.

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Why should they have “lit him up”? (Thanks for that, Hollywood.) In this instance, the police showed restraint by not killing this person, even though they probably could have gotten away with it.

      Good cops dread “having to” pull the trigger. Bad cops anticipate “getting to” pull the trigger. I wonder which type you would be…

    • Mike smith on January 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Yeah I’m sure tough guy

  5. TonyPP on January 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Lucky man! This may be the first black man to ever survive an armed stand-off with police.

    • Willie on January 6, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Wrong. Police run millions of calls a year. You have a better chance of dying from a bee sting or a shark attack than you do from police. Sorry your statement is not backed up with facts.

  6. Anonymous on January 4, 2017 at 10:26 am

    sounds like this felon wanted to die….

  7. Dill Doe on January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Good work CCSO. This low-life has no idea how lucky his sorry self is to be alive.

  8. Anonymous on January 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    All of this for what??? You better get your life together, brotha.

  9. Stop&Think on January 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks CCSO. Your restraint saved the day!

  10. Anon on January 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I spit out a question