UFC star Jon Jones was arrested last Friday morning in Las Vegas only hours after his Hall of Fame induction. Today, more details of the arrest were released.
Early Tuesday morning, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department reported that Jones was taken into custody for allegedly pulling a women’s hair and subsequently headbutting a police car — damaging the vehicle.
According to the police report, Las Vegas police responded to a domestic disturbance at the Caesars Palace. The call that summonsed the police stated that the victim was a female adult — later identified as the fiancee of Jon Jones — was bleeding from her nose and mouth. Jones had fled the scene.
The former light heavyweight champ was later picked up and taken into custody by a separate police unit outside of the hotel.
Moreover, the official police reports claim that following the arrest and upon hearing his Miranda rights, Jones became “extremely agitated” before asserting that he’d plan to file a “huge lawsuit” against the department for arresting him on “the biggest night of his life”.
Reports also indicate that Jones had been resisting arrest until he was threatened to be tased by police. Also, his longtime fiancee, Jessie Moses, was “scared” to even discuss the violence that occurred.
Again, the arrest came mere hours after Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. It’s Jones’s fourth arrest since 2012. He’s yet to release a public statement on the issue.
Charges & Sentencing for Jon Jones
Jones was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic along with a felony charge for damaging a police vehicle. The 34-year-old was released on bond and is due to appear in court on Oct. 26 for sentencing.
Will the UFC cut Jon Jones following his most recent arrest? He’s been meticulously planning a move up to heavyweight for over a year, but now his UFC career is once again in jeopardy.