New details surrounding Jon Jones’ recent arrest have been revealed after the police report from the incident was released by the Las Vegas police department.
According to the report, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Caesars Palace after a call stating that a white female adult, later identified as Jones’ fiancée Jessie Moses, was bleeding from “her nose/mouth.”
After police arrived, they were informed that the suspect had just left the property and was picked up by another unit outside the hotel where he identified himself as Jon Jones. Police then stated that the former UFC champion resisted arrest as he was being taken into custody.
“As Jones was being detained, he became irate and smashed his head into the front hood of the [Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department] patrol vehicle leaving a medium size dent as well as chipping of some of the paint on the vehicle,” police wrote in the report.
Jones was later charged with injuring or disabling a vehicle, which due to the amount of the damage done is considered a felony in Nevada.
Back at Caesars Palace, police made contact with Moses, who stated that she is engaged to Jones and they have been together for 17 years with three children together. Moses denied that she had been arguing with Jones but added that around 11:30 p.m. local time, he went out with his friends while she stayed in the hotel room.
Moses then stated that “she was sleeping and Jones came back, [he] was not very happy” and when asked if he got physical with her, she answered, “a little bit yeah.” Moses then claimed that Jones “touched the back of my head and pulled my hair a little bit but he did not hit me or anything.” Moses explained that Jones allegedly grabbed her by the hair because she was “trying to leave the room.”
Police then observed blood on her clothing and a bump with “dried up blood on the lower part of her lip as if she was in a physical altercation.” Moses said she was unaware that anything happened to her lip while adding, “I know they are really dry.”
According to police, Moses had blood “around her lips, chin and all over her sweatshirt” along with a swollen lower lip, with officers stating she “seemed scared to even talk about” Jones.
The initial call to police came after Moses went to the security desk at the hotel asking for a key to her room, which is when a guard noticed that she had blood on her lip and clothing. The report states Moses began tearing up and she said she was scared to go back to her room, with one of their children asking, “Can you call the cops?”
After police conducted an initial interview with Moses, who didn’t want to be recorded and declined to fill out a voluntary statement, she asked the officers, “How long do I have until he is out?”
“She still seemed very scared as to the release of Jonathan from jail,” the report said. Moses declined filing for a protective order against Jones.
As for the former UFC light heavyweight champion, police said that he was read his Miranda rights but then became “extremely agitated” and stated that he will have a “huge lawsuit” filed against the police department for putting him in handcuffs “on the biggest night of his life.”
Jones was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame just hours before the incident occurred. Police say that Jones broke down into tears and was alternating between acting agitated and angry to speaking to the officers calmly and then crying. Jones explained to the arresting officers that he’s been going through a lot of personal issues with his fiancée and they had been “arguing about the tension between them.”
Jones told police he informed Moses that he was taking $10,000 and going to a local strip club and he denied that he ever touched her or pulled her hair, nor did he see that she had a bloody nose or lip from the incident.
Jones was then informed that he was going to be taken into custody for domestic violence as well as the damage done to the police vehicle. Police state that Jones then “[joked] about the arrest” while saying that “he would like to take us all on and see what we could do.”
Police added that Jones joked he could escape the handcuffs, but officers told him if he continued to resist arrest that he would be tased, at which point he apologized and complied with the officers.
Jones was then transported to a local holding facility where he was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic as well as a felony charge for the damage done to the police car. He was later released on bond and is due back in court on Oct. 26.
To date, Jones has not made any public statement regarding the incident.