Extra time for prosecutors to file charges against Jon Jones following his arrest in Las Vegas

Prosecutors have been given additional time to initiate formal criminal proceedings against former undisputed two-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones following the Rochester native’s arrest in Las Vegas, Nevada last September.

Jones, 34, was arrested by law enforcement officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department on September 24 near the grounds of the Ceasars Palace Hotel & Casino where he was charged with domestic violence and crime of forgery or injury. a vehicle.

Jones’ fiancee Jessie Moses reportedly went to the security checkpoint at the Ceasars Palace hotel and casino to request a key to the hotel room where she, Jones and their children were staying, before the couple’s children ask the security guard to contact the police. According to detectives who responded, blood was found on Moses’ lip, person and clothing.

Jones is also believed to have head butted a police car during his arrest near the hotel and casino, which resulted in a medium-sized dent and paint blowout. Jones is described as becoming “extremely agitated»During his questioning by the responding officers.

Jones was in Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony where he was inducted into the Fight Wing, just hours before his arrest.

Prosecutors have given extra time to lay criminal charges against UFC star Jon Jones

Tonight, according to a first report from MMA Fighting reporter Damon Martin, prosecutors have been given extra time to file a formal criminal complaint against the former light heavyweight champion, with a court hearing for Jon Jones now ahead. take place in January. 31., 2022.

In the weeks following his arrest, Jon Jones was suspended by longtime head coach Mike Winkeljohn of longtime Jackson-Wink MMA base in Albuquerque, New Mexico – and recently went coached alongside former two-weight champion Henry Cejudo at Fight Ready MMA in Arizona.

Jones also recently berated users of his official social media who discussed his latest arrest and the alleged domestic violence charge against his fiancee, saying they had the wrong priorities.

Jones also claimed he had been sober for 60 days amid his recognized alcohol abuse problems – 58 days after his Sept. 24 arrest, before correcting himself in a subsequent tweet, detailing how he miscalculated the real period of sobriety.

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