OAKLAND -- A Richmond man was handed an extra 21 months in prison Monday for failing to show up for the 6-year sentence he received for a previous crime, attorneys said.
Dontae Jerome Jones, 31, was sentenced to nearly two years in prison on top of his previously-imposed 72-month term, a sentence he received in late 2012 for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, United States Attorney Melinda Haag said. Though Jones was allowed to voluntarily surrender for that prison sentence, he never reported as required Nov. 5, and evaded capture for more than six months before he was caught by U.S. Marshals in Vallejo on April 29.
Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury May 9 and pleaded guilty Aug. 12, Haag said. He was also sentenced to a 3-year period of supervised release immediately following his prison term.