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Sacramento jurors find man guilty of intimidating witness in domestic violence case

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a 31-year-old man of using a firearm to intimidate a witness in a domestic violence case.

Jarvonne Jones also was found guilty Thursday of being a felon in possession of a firearm, vandalism, brandishing a firearm and resisting arrest, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Authorities said Jones and the victim were in a dating relationship. When Jones started psychologically abusing the victim, she decided to end their relationship.

Jones reportedly sent dozens of text messages to the victim and tried repeatedly to call her. When she did not reply, he followed the victim’s mother when she picked up the victim’s children from school. Jones screamed at the victim for not returning his phone calls. He also became enraged when he could not find a letter he knew the victim had written, blaming him if anything happened to her, and proceeded to tear up the victim’s house, authorities said.

When the victim’s mother told him that she was calling the police, Jones reportedly produced a firearm and held it to his side. The victim and her mother took the children out of the house to the garage. Jones followed and vandalized the victim’s Jaguar, causing nearly $10,000 in damage, authorities said. Jones then left before police arrived.

His threats included telling the victim that that he no longer cared about his life and, knowing that he was going to jail, he was going to make it “worth it,” authorities said. He reportedly told the woman that she would have the blood of her own children and police officers on her hands.

Jones is to be sentenced July 10 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Christopher Krueger.