New disturbing details have emerged following Jon Jones’ domestic violence arrest
New disturbing details have emerged following Jon Jones’ domestic violence arrest.
The Las Vegas Police Department has released new and disturbing details regarding former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ recent domestic violence and vehicle tampering arrest in Las Vegas last weekend.
MMA Fighting obtained a copy of a police report following the incident. According to the report, local authorities responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino early Saturday morning, stating an adult female, later identified as Jones’ fiancee Jessie Moses, had suffered significant injuries to her face following an altercation.
The report points to Moses being found bleeding heavily from her nose and mouth when officers arrived. At this time, Jones had fled Caesars Palace and was picked up by officers outside of the property where he later identified himself. After officers engaged with Jones, that’s when things allegedly became extremely tense.
“As [Jon Jones] was being detained, he became irate and smashed his head into the front hood of the [Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department] patrol vehicle, leaving a medium size dent as well as chipping off some of the paint on the vehicle,” Las Vegas PD stated.
Jon Jones was in Las Vegas for his UFC Hall of Fame induction
At the same time Jones made contact with officers, police say Moses provided details surrounding what happened leading up to the incident.
According to police, Moses told them that Jones had returned from an outing with friends at approximately 11:30 p.m. when he became extremely irate and “a little bit” physical. Jones and Moses had gotten into a brief argument over tension in their relationship before Jones “touched the back of her head and pulled her hair.”
Police found her with blood “all around her lips, chin and on her sweatshirt” and appeared to have suffered a swollen lower lip. Moses then revealed she had spoken with a security guard and was looking for a room key, crying and stating she was scared to return to her room. One of Moses and Jones’ children then asked the guard: “Can you call the cops?”
Jones was transported to a Clark County holding facility and charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence, along with an additional felony for damaging a police vehicle. He was then released on bond and has a court date scheduled for Oct. 26.
Jones and Moses are engaged and have been together for 17 years, having several children together during that time. Jones was in town to receive induction into the UFC Hall of Fame for his all-time great fight with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165.
Jones has yet to make a public statement regarding the incident. Jones hasn’t competed in the UFC since defeating Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.
Published at Tue, 28 Sep 2021 20:50:55 +0000