BREAKING NEWS: Jon Jones Arrested In Las Vegas
UFC sensation Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas Friday morning, reports say.
Jones, 34, was reportedly arrested at 5:45 a.m. at a resort near Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, Office Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metro PD said. He is charged with battery domestic violence and injuring/tampering with a vehicle.
He is still in custody and being held at Clark County Detention Center, per online inmate records. His total bail is $8,000, but per records, Jones must be held for 12 hours.
He is scheduled to have his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Jon Jones was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday morning on charges of battery domestic violence and injuring/tampering with a vehicle
According to court records, Jones is currently still in custody. Full story coming to @MMAFighting
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) September 24, 2021
“The facts are still developing, we really don’t know yet the full story so I’m not going to make any comment until I have a chance to talk to Jon and until we see how this plays out,” Jones’ advisor, Richard Schaefer told ESPN.
The UFC has yet to comment.
Jones has not fought in the UFC since February 2020 with a win over Dominick Reyes.
The popular fighter has been in news lately because he is planning to debut in the heavyweight division. He currently fights in the light heavyweight.
Jones attended UFC’s Hall of Fame ceremony Thursday to receive the induction of his 2013 fight against Alexander Gustafsson, which has been dubbed one of the greatest fights in UFC history.
He told media that UFC President Dana White offered him a “guaranteed” pay bump in his next fight. He aims for it to happen in the heavyweight division “sometime in the second quarter of 2022.”
“So I’m really excited about that. I think it’s going to be pay-per-view based, so I’m gonna have to work for the money that I get, and I would have to sell the fight,” Jones told the media.
But this is not Jones’ first arrest.
In 2012, he was charged with a misdemeanor DWI by running his Bentley into a utility pole in upstate New York. He didn’t serve any time.
In April 2015, he was involved in a hit-and-run that injured a pregnant woman with a broken arm; he was stripped of his UFC title. He got 18 months of supervised probation and had to do 72 charity or youth outreach appearances. He completed it, but in 2016 he engaged in a verbal confrontation in New Mexico after being accused of drag racing by a police officer.
Jones pleaded no contest in September 2019 to a battery charge for “allegedly slapping a waitress at a strip club, choking her, kissing her and touching her after she asked him to stop.” The 90-day deferred sentence included to stay away from alcohol.
The fighter was arrested in March 2020 at 4:43 a.m. in Albuquerque, his home city, and was charged with driving under the influence, negligent use of a firearm, possession of an open container, and no proof of insurance.