Details for the first time were discussed in public during an evidentiary hearing in preparation for the trial of Jeffrey Salone Jr., who is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Jawuan Brumfield.
City of Geneva Police Officer Jennifer Lloyd and Investigator Steven Vine both testified Tuesday during Salone’s Huntley hearing in Ontario County Court on how they interviewed Salone after he called 911 to report a burglary in progress.
According to Lloyd, who was first on the scene, she arrived to the Hallenbeck Avenue residence where she found the accused, Jeffrey Salone Jr., along with his girlfriend and parents outside the home on the sidewalk.
According to Lloyd’s testimony, Salone stated that he was sleeping in his apartment with his girlfriend when he heard a loud noise in the kitchen, woke up and went in to investigate. Salone said he saw Brumfield crawling through a window with a taser and a kitchen knife near him. In Salone’s account, according to Lloyd’s testimony, the two then got into a fight that spilled into the living room, where Brumfield hit his head on a table. Salone continued to beat Brumfield as he lay on the floor, and he then called 911, according to the account.
Lloyd testified that when she walked into the apartment she handcuffed Brumfield, who at that time was still alive unconscious on the floor, to secure the scene. Brumfield would die the next day at the hospital as a result of the injuries he suffered during the fight.
Lloyd stated she didn’t remember seeing any scratches or significant markings on Salone.