HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown man who stabbed a girl in the chest at his house in February during a two-hour standoff with police has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
During a hearing Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, Jenerette Dixon, 39, of 340 North Jonathan Street, was sentenced to 35 years on one count of a first-degree assault charge.
Dixon was charged with multiple offenses after stabbing the younger female family relative in the chest during a two-hour standoff with police on Jonathan Street in February. Police say they found the victim on the front porch of Dixon's home. She was rushed to Meritus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but survived the attack.
Dixon was also sentenced to 25 years on a sex abuse of a minor charge for molesting the same girl last year. Officials say all but 10 years of that term were suspended.
Court officials say Dixon must serve at least half of the 25-year sentence on the first-degree assault charge before he will be eligible for parole.
Dixon is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center and will be eventually transferred to the Division of Corrections.