HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Former Governor Matt Bevin commuted the sentence of Dayton Jones, who was one of multiple teens accused of sexually assaulting another teen at a party in Hopkinsville.
Bevin signed the executive order on December 9, which says Jones' sentence was commuted to time served.
Jones, along with co-defendents Tyler Perry, Colton Cavanaugh, and Samual Miller pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old in 2014. The assault was caught on camera and shared on Snapchat. The teen was seriously injured and suffered severe internal injuries as a result of the assault.
According to the News Edge, Jones was sentenced to 15 years in prison with no possibility of parole after entering a guilty plea in August 2016 to first-degree sodomy, first-degree wanton endangerment, and first-degree distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.