Man arrested in attempted murder in St. Mary’s Co.

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ST. MARY’S CO. – A man has been arrested in an attempted murder in St. Mary’s County.

Deputies say they arrested 35-year-old Niko Jones after he strangled, punched and bit a victim.

The investigation shows that Jones picked up the victim on August 27 around 3:20 a.m. and drove the victim to a different location.

Then, deputies say Jones retrieved an object from the center console of the vehicle and began to assault the victim. That’s when Jones punched, strangled and bit the victim.

Eventually, the victim was able to escape the vehicle. The victim told deputies that Jones tried striking with his vehicle. The victim then ran into a wooded area and Jones left the scene.

Jones is now faces murder and assault charges.

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