Update on Domestic Violence and Jon Jones Battery Vehicle Charges
An update on Jon Jones’ latest clash with the law was provided on Tuesday afternoon.
In September, Jones was arrested on charges of domestic violence, personal injury and tampering with a vehicle. A first hearing date for these charges was scheduled for October, but it has now been pushed back to January via a Tuesday report from MMA Fighting.
According to the report, Jones is still awaiting confirmation of pending charges he may face following the September incident. Prosecutors have been granted additional time to file a criminal complaint against Jones, with a hearing date now set for Jan. 31, 2022. This is the second extension granted to the prosecution.
Police report for Jon Jones’ arrest in September
According to the police report for Jon Jones’ arrest in September, Jones assaulted his fiancee, Jessie Moses, just hours after congratulating her and words of love in her Hall of Fame induction speech. The incident allegedly took place in a hotel room at Caesar’s Palace in which their three children were present. The alleged assault on Moses was said to have been severe enough to cause him to flee the room.
Back on the casino floor, Moses then told a security guard that she did not feel safe returning to her room. While she and her children were at the security office, Jones’ youngest child allegedly requested that they call the police.
Moses told police Jones was not “too physical” with her, but officers noted her lip was bleeding. Police also found blood on the bedsheets and the messy room while inspecting the scene of the altercation. Moses also appeared to be concerned about Jones being released from prison, according to an officer.
Moses refused to take photos of his injuries or take action to file a restraining order related to the domestic violence protocol.
When speaking to the police, Jones denied having been physically with Moses, although he admitted that he and his fiancee were currently going through difficult times. Officers say Jones behaved erratically and oddly throughout the interview, at one point even “joking” that he was curious what they could do to him if he had to go. ‘escape.
Jon Jones has had several other run-ins with the law during his illustrious UFC career. In 2015, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident involving a pregnant woman which led to Jones abandoning his light heavyweight championship. He was also involved in a DWI case last year, where he later entered into a plea deal. He also struck a plea deal in a drag racing case in 2016, where he was filmed arguing with a police officer during the shutdown.
Stay tuned for more updates from MMA News on this developing story.