York City man pleads guilty to simple assault

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

A York City man was sentenced Wednesday to time served after pleading guilty to simple assault.

Lonne Jones-Anderson, 25, will be on parole for the next 23 months as a result of the misdemeanor conviction, according to court documents. Prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children against Jones-Anderson as part of the plea agreement.

At 6:40 p.m. Feb. 15, a York City Police officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Newberry Street for a reported domestic disturbance, police said. The second-floor tenants let the officer in, telling him the fight had come from the first-floor apartment, according to charging documents.

Police said when the officer knocked on the door of the apartment, he heard someone say, “I’m in here. I can’t move.”

The officer found an infant crying in stroller in the living room and a female victim on the bedroom floor lying on her stomach, police said.

The woman told police that Jones-Anderson, who shared the apartment with her, had punched her in the face, chest and back and ran her into the living room wall, according to court documents.

She said the altercation eventually led to the bedroom, where Jones-Anderson threw her legs over her head. The woman was injured in the fall and had difficulty moving from the floor, police said.

The woman called police right after the assault, but Jones-Anderson took her phone and left the apartment, leaving his 6-month-old daughter behind without care, according to documents.

At the hospital, the woman was discovered to have suffered a broken back, fractured nose, multiple abrasions and a possible brain contusion, police said.

Judge Maria Musti Cook ordered Jones-Anderson to pay court fees and have no contact with the victim.