Buffalo man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend


A 34-year-old Buffalo man recently found guilty by jury of attacking his neighbor has also been found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend on two occasions and taking a $3,500 gold necklace. 

Andre Jones, 34, of Buffalo, was found guilty of third degree robbery, third degree assault, and two counts of petit larceny. 

According to the Erie County DA’s Office, in May 2017, Jones appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s Buffalo residence and asked to use her vehicle. When the victim said no, he hit her, bit her lip twice, and drove off with the vehicle. The victim required stitches in her lip. 

In June 2017, the victim was assaulted a second time be Jones as she left a Burgard Place corner store. 

Jones struck her in the face with a gun, took her phone, and ran away from the scene. 

In July 2017, Jones attended a birthday celebration on a party bus. While outside of a Genesee Street establishment, an altercation took place on the bus and Jones put a man in a headlock, grabbed the man’s $3,500 necklace, and ran.

In June, a jury convicted Jones of third degree assault following a bench trial for attacking his neighbor as she sat on the porch of her Burgard Place residence. 

Jones faces a maximum of seven years for the new charges and one year for the attack on his neighbor. 

He’s scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 5. 

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