Jewell Maul pleads guilty to violating order of protection

By Gary Scott on March 4, 2016 at 9:30am

The ex-wife of a Jacksonville man who was murdered in September has pleaded guilty to charges of violating an order of protection.

The plea deal was announced for 35-year-old Jewell Maul yesterday in Morgan County Court. She was originally arrested last August, and a second order of protection violation was filed in December.

Andrew Maul was shot to death in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Police Department on September 11th. His ex-father-in-law, Robert Gill, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

In April, Andrew Maul wrote in his OOP request, “I was threatened [sic] today that Jewell had a gun in her purse.” He also claimed Jewell broke into his house on March 22nd twice and said, “I am now in fear of my life and must sleep with my bedroom doors locked.”

As part of the plea agreement, the second order of protection violation was dropped. Maul was sentenced to two days in jail, given one year of probation, and fined $5-hundred. The jail sentence was stayed pending a compliance review.

During the proceedings, Special Prosecutor Ed Parkinson explained details of the charge to which Jewell Maul pleaded guilty stemmed from an incident when she produced “language of a harassing nature” during a phone conversation between Andrew Maul and one of his children.

Parkinson declined to speak to us afterwards.