Top MMA fighter Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has been accused of felony hit-and-run involving two other vehicles on Sunday morning. The mixed martial arts fighter reportedly is being sought by Albuquerque New Mexico police officials regarding this incident. According to statements and police reports, Jones ran from the scene of a three car accident on Sunday where he jumped a fence as he left the scene. The charges were upgraded to a felony as one victim received a fractured arm and wrist.
Albuquerque police officials issued a statement about the arrest warrant for the 27 year old champion of the light-heavyweight division fighting for the UFC. The statement notes that one witness saw Jones run from the vehicle up a hill and then came back to the silver vehicle he had been driving. The witness stated that Jones retrieved cash from the vehicle and fled on foot.
Jones was scheduled to take part in a MMA match on May 23, 2015 against Anthony Johnson to defend his title. No statement on the event’s cancellation as of yet from promoter UFC. The charges could possibly cause the company to drop Jones from the event which would cause huge economic implications due to the event being widely promoted.
The UFC did make a statement earlier in the day:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”
Jones is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.