Man sentenced for attack

Published 11:07 pm Friday, July 9, 2010

A Suffolk man will serve three and a half years in jail for a gang-related incident at Peanut Fest.

Jonquil Baker, 18, was sentenced Wednesday for his role in an attack at the festival last year. He was found guilty of unlawful wounding and felony gang participation.

“The victim’s testimony is that several individuals surrounded him throwing up gang signs and assaulted him,” prosecutor Jim Wiser said. The signs displayed included that of the South Suffolk Gangsters.

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Baker was sentenced to five years, with two and a half suspended, for the gang participation charge, and to four years with three suspended for the unlawful wounding charge. He will remain on supervised probation for 10 years following his release.