UFC Champion Jon Jones Arrested in Connection With Hit-and-Run Crash

Mugshot of Jon Jones After Hit-and-Run 4-27-15

An arrest warrant was released by the Alberqurque Police Department for Jon Jones in connection to a hit-and-run accident that occurred Sunday.

The Albuquerque Police Department said UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones turned himself in on Monday without incidence. He was released from the Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center after posting $2,500 bail and will be facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury.

Albuquerque Police Tweet on Jon Jones

According to the affidavit, police arrived early Sunday morning they responded to a hit-and-run accident near Juan Tabo and Southern. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found a 30-year-old pregnant woman suffering from a broken arm as well as other minor injuries. The injuries occurred when the woman’s vehicle was struck by a speeding silver Buick SUV that ran a red light, causing the woman’s car to also hit a third car.

Bruce Benson, a witness of the incident, went to check up on the driver of the SUV, asking repeatedly if he was alright. Benson stated that the driver eventually got out of the SUV, started jogging towards a hill, before returning back to the SUV to grab a handful of cash which he then shoved into his pants. The driver once again ran away, fleeing the scene and heading north towards a gated community, where he hopped the fence.

Another witness, off-duty officer Sullivan, corroborated the events as told by Benson. Additionally, Sullivan was able to identity the driver of the SUV as Jon Jones. According to a statement given by Sullivan to the officers responding to the scene, “I watch UFC all the time. I know what Jon Jones looks like.”

Within the SUV, officers found a marijuana pipe, marijuana, and rental paperwork linking the vehicle to Jones.

Jones’ charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail and fines.

Try running a criminal background search on a friend, relative, celebrity, yourself, or someone else you might know today!

Share this post toShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply