Donell Jones Arraigned On Assault, Harassment Charges

R&B singer Donell Jones was in a Brooklyn Criminal Court on Tuesday and was formally arraigned on charges of assault, menacing, harassment, criminal possession of a weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and criminal possession of a vehicle.

The misdemeanor charges stem from Jones' alleged involvement in the carjacking attack against limousine driver Travis Ingram after a concert in Queens last November. Two of Jones' supposed accomplices, Rock Bunce and Spencer Jackson, were also arraigned yesterday.

According to a court spokesperson, Judge Bailey Schiffman also issued an Order Of Protection during the proceeding, stating that Jones and two other defendants could not come within 200 feet of Ingram. The next hearing in the case will be on February 23.

In court documents, Ingram claims that Jones, Bunce, and Jackson attacked and beat him on November 27 after he refused to drive the men to the Washington Heights area of Manhattan to purchase drugs.

Although all

the charges currently filed against Jones are misdemeanors, the court is considering upgrading the assault complaint to a felony. A decision on that matter is expected to be made at the February 23 hearing.

Jones released his second album, "Where I Wanna Be," in June 1999 and scored a number one hit on the "Billboard" R&B Singles chart with "U Know What's Up," which features guest vocals by TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.