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The Albuquerque Police Department has issued a felony arrest warrant for 27-year-old mixed martial artist Jon Jones following a reported hit-and-run accident involving three cars. The collision, which took place in an intersection in Albuquerque on Sunday, left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.
The police report of the incident claims that someone driving a rental car registered to Jones left the vehicle after the crash, quickly returned for cash, and then fled the scene. Although there are no confirmed reports that Jon Jones was indeed the driver, an off-duty police officer at the scene has identified him.
After Police were initially unable to contact Jones, it was still unclear if the victim of the collision had suffered an injury. Once it was confirmed that she had, the warrant was issued for “leaving the scene involving an accident involving death or injuries.”
Shortly after the arrest warrant went out, the Albuquerque Police announced that Jones has made arrangements to turn himself in.
An arrest warrant issued for UFC fighter Jon Jones. http://t.co/CRYrx7oQ4d Arrangements have been made for Mr. Jones to turn himself in— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April 27, 2015
UPDATE: Sources, including MMAWeekly, are reporting that Jones’s upcoming bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 is cancelled. Nothing has been confirmed by the UFC. Stay tuned on Fightland as the situation unfolds.
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