Man sentenced for shooting in Farmington

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published May 31, 2024

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FARMINGTON — A former Farmington Hills resident has been sentenced for a shooting that took place in 2022.

Matthew Miquel Jones, 42, was sentenced to 60-80 years in prison for assault with intent to murder March 14.

According to a press release, his earliest release date is Nov. 3, 2084.

On Nov. 1, 2022, Farmington Public Safety officers were dispatched to Slocum Street for a report of malicious destruction of property.

The reporting party believed that a tire on his pickup truck had been intentionally slashed.

After hanging up with dispatchers, the reporting individual called back four minutes later and informed dispatchers that he had been shot.

Responding officers arrived within two minutes and found the victim lying next to his truck, according to a press release.

Jones was arrested Nov. 4 due to the “swift and diligent efforts of the Farmington Public Safety Department,” the release states.

Law enforcement agencies credited with the investigation include the Farmington Hills Police Department, the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“I’m extremely proud of the investigative staff,” Farmington Public Safety Director Bob Houhanisin stated via the release. “Their meticulous work led to a successful arrest, prosecution, and conviction of a violent felon.”

In an email, Houhanisin stated that the victim survived his injuries but will have lifelong effects as a result of the shooting. He also stated that the victim and shooter were acquaintances, as Jones was the new boyfriend of the victim’s ex-wife.

At press time, Jones’ attorney had not returned a call for comment.