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Edgewood man charged with assault, false imprisonment

An Edgewood man is being held on $50,000 bail for allegedly assaulting his wife and holding her against her will in their home.

Gilbert Alvin Jones, 35, of the 1300 block of Harford Square Drive, was charged Friday with second-degree assault and false imprisonment.

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According to court documents, deputies responded Friday to a local middle school, where the assistant principal reported the parent of a student had been involved in a domestic dispute with her husband and felt the husband was trying to find her at the school.

The victim said she was arguing with her husband, Jones, over his arrest for allegedly assaulting her on March 7, according to court documents. The victim said she tried to leave the house and Jones followed her outside and demanded she go back in the house, or he would hit her.

The victim said Jones hit her in the hip, according to court documents. She said she wanted to leave the house, but Jones would not let her and allegedly "stated that he was going to make her a slave."

The victim later fled the house and ran more than a mile to the middle school, according to court documents.

After Jones March 7 arrest a protective order was filed, according to court documents. The victim was unable to make the hearing and the charges were dropped.

Jones was before Harford District Court Judge David Carey for a bail review on Monday afternoon.

Public Defender Bruce Andres, who represented Jones at the bail hearing, said Jones received his GED from Baltimore City Community College and is an auto service manager. He said Jones has lived in Harford County since July 2013, but is a long-term resident of Maryland.

According to Harford County Assistant State's Attorney Daniel Salem, Jones has six prior convictions, including a second-degree assault and battery and another assault case against his wife, which occurred six days earlier and he was released on his own recognizance.

A no unlawful contact order is filed against Jones by his wife, Andres said. Jones, he said, can find somewhere else to stay, if the judge granted him bail.

According to Carey, reading from Jones' case file, in the most recent arrests Jones and his wife "were arguing about how she caused him to be arrested in the prior case."

Carey set Jones bail at $50,000; he was being held at the Harford County Detention Center as of Tuesday morning.

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