Teen Who Texted in Court Gets Tossed in Jail


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBS/AP) Maybe now 18-year-old Demonte Jones will get the message: Stop texting!

The Baltimore teen was sentenced Tuesday to a month in jail, after being convicted of assaulting a deputy sheriff who asked him to stop texting in a courtroom.

The incident happened in January, in Circuit Court in Annapolis. Deputies repeatedly told Jones to put away his cell phone, but he continued texting. Jones then scuffled with Deputy Brian Schwaab and Schwaab's brother and fellow deputy, Doug Schwaab.

The trio fell to the ground, and Brian Schwaab's leg was broken in two places.

He recently went back to work on a desk assignment, but said he is still in pain.