UFC Champ Jon Jones in Police Custody Following Hit-And-Run Accident

April 27, 2015
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones turned himself in to Albuquerque Police on Monday evening to face charges of allegedly being involved in a felony hit-and-run on Sunday. The Albuquerque Police Department confirmed the development to MMAWeekly.com.

Jones was initially being sought for questioning and was expected to be charged with a misdemeanor for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The charge on Monday was elevated to a felony after it was revealed that the pregnant victim in the accident suffered a fractured arm and wrist.

The Albuquerque Police Department issued a felony arrest warrant for the light heavyweight champion on Monday, but offered for him to turn himself in. The 27-year-old complied and is currently in police custody being held on a $2,500 bond.

Jones is scheduled to defend his 205-pound title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23. It’s unclear whether Jones will remain on the fight card. The UFC released a statement on Sunday that stated, ““We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”

MMAWeekly.com will continue to follow the story as it continues to develop.

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  • Coco Beware


  • David H

    Just took a quick look at New Mexico’s laws – jail time is a very real possibility…..

    • A.G: McLaughlin

      He´s been in trouble a few time because of traffic violations so it is possible that he´ll do some time.

      • Collideoverme

        I hope so.

  • Jcballer

    Damn, if he goes to jail, the inmates are gonna make Jon snort coke out of his own @ss, and he’ll be teaching everybody “jujitsu”

  • brad king

    put that punk away before rumble does

  • Hi

    The only option for ufc now is to strip his title and have Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz fight for the vacant title. There’s no other option

    • Collideoverme

      I’m down for that!

    • snapdad


  • Darin

    Good Christian man. I can’t wait for Jones to smugly tell us that God has forgiven him and he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. I wonder if he is “glad this happened” like he said after his other drunk driving crash. Apparently he didn’t learn the lesson he claimed he did from that one.

    • surprisesurprise

      Yeah, the good Christian man who left in his wake a hurt pregnant woman, can’t wait to see his smug answer why he was such a classless coward when he did his runner.
      Oops guess it’s off to rehab again for another few hours and he will be miraculously be cured again. Has Uncle Dana made a statement giving his unequivocal support for JJ again yet?

      • Wardsize

        Allegedly. He wasn’t charged with hurting anyone. You should read the article before you go off in your fantasy land.

        • Piotr

          Apparently you didn’t read it…”The charge on Monday was elevated to a felony after it was revealed
          that the pregnant victim in the accident suffered a fractured arm and

          • Collideoverme

            Wardsize does not know what he’s talking about. Not only is he being charged with a felony, they are looking at adding additional charges. Stop being a nut swinging idiot. The police report is online.

        • I love telling people to read things that I also didn’t read. It’s how I continue to live my lie of a life without any shame.

      • Collideoverme

        No statement yet. But anything short of stripping his title and a very long suspension would be a huge letdown.

  • Ken

    Was he on crack or booze?

    • lowlb

      He got high…

  • surprisesurprise

    Well…well. well… where are all the previous Jones cheer squad, declaring their man J.Jones cocaine bust and the previous car accident, with two women in tow, was nobody’s business, it was all about what happened to their precious GOAT in the octagon. That poor Mr Jones didn’t have issues and he should be left alone by the “haters”.
    I can recall being howled down when I suggest if they were real fans they would not want his behaviour enabled and they should want him to genuinely get help.
    All so predictable, like watch a train wreck in slow motion, come on J.Jones fanboys, why the silence now?

  • Wardsize

    There’s no felony charge like you clowns were hoping for. Leaving the scene of an accident is pretty minor. $2500 bail should be your first clue. He won’t be getting stripped of the title for a minor driving offense. LoL

    • “The charge on Monday was elevated to a felony after it was revealed that the pregnant victim in the accident suffered a fractured arm and wrist.”

      You should ask DeVry University for your Criminal Justice course money back.

      • Collideoverme


    • Collideoverme

      Yes…there is. There were injuries, drugs were found…yes. He is being charged with a felony.

    • surprisesurprise

      When you’re finished detaching your lips from Jones’s ass, you might want to issue a new comment regarding your erstwhile hero, Mr Jones.
      Getting quite the interesting history going now isn’t he?
      Busted for drugs; two car crashes; runs red light, flees the scene leaving the injured victim, a pregnant women. Keep sticking up for him, after all Jones’s victim wasn’t anybody you loved or cared about. Maybe if it was, THEN you would call Jon out for what he really is in character an irresponsible COWARD! I don’t know how you were raised wardsize, but causing an accident and doing a runner is a dog low act which pretty much sums up Jones.
      Can’t you even acknowledge what he did was weak ?? C’mon now…

    • Piotr

      Whoops. Look who couldn’t have been more wrong. Stripped of the title, no fight, suspended indefinitely, Reebok deal gone. LoL.

  • clem wilson

    Jon Jones is crap and should be released from the UFC. Good riddance cocaine head drunk hit and run moron.