More details from recent Jon Jones arrest come to light

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Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jon Jones (red gloves) before his fight against Thiago Santos (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones, a former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion, was combative with Las Vegas police, damaged a patrol car, and went through bouts of imbalanced emotion after he was taken into custody for suspicion of domestic violence, according to an ESPN report.

Citing an arrest report released Tuesday, Jones was taken into custody around 6 am PT, early Friday morning, and was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence, and tampering with a vehicle.

While the domestic violence charge was a misdemeanor, the damage to a police vehicle is considered a felony. Jones was released later Friday on $8,000 bail and has a court date set for Oct. 26.

Jon Jones arrest report details combative actions and rhetoric towards police

While in custody, Jones allegedly slammed his head into the hood of a police car, causing a dent and chipped paint.

Jessie Moses, Jones’ fiancee and mother of his three children was later confirmed as the unidentified woman in the police report. She claimed he pulled her hair but did not hit her, the report stated. Blood was observed on her lip, and clothes at the Caesars Palace resort, the hotel the pair were staying at.

The report also indicated that Jones said he would sue officers for putting him in handcuffs. The incidents occurred hours after he was inducted into the UFC Hall-of-Fame’s fight wing for the 2013 light heavyweight title bout between him and two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. “Bones” won the fight by unanimous decision and retained his championship.

Police indicated that Jones “jokingly” told police he would like to “take us all on.” The former junior college wrestler also broke down into tears after police read him his rights.

Jones later apologized to police, according to the report, when they threatened to use a Taser on him if his aggressive behavior continued.

–Field Level Media

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