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Police report: Jon Jones ran red light, allegedly grabbed 'large handful of cash' before fleeing crash

An official police report from the Albuquerque PD says that marijuana and a marijuana pipe was found in Jon Jones' rental car after the UFC champion was involved in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday.

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The Albuquerque Police Department has released the official police report regarding a Sunday hit-and-run accident, which involved UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC 187 headliner Jon Jones. According to the report, a rented silver Buick SUV contained documents in Jones' name, as well as marijuana and a marijuana pipe. A pregnant woman in her 20s was struck by the Buick, which the woman told police had run a red light. Both the woman, who suffered minor injuries, and another male driver who was also part of the crash, said that the driver of the Buick fled the scene on foot.

MMA Mania has a full transcription of the report, which you can view in full at the bottom of the page.

On 04/26/2015, OFC. J. Brionez and I were dispatched to a hit and run traffic accident, at the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern. Caller stated the driver of a silver SUV ran from the accident. OFC. Brionez and I arrived, with rescue arriving on scene shortly thereafter. The driver of both vehicles refused rescue. The driver of the Honda stated her husband will take her. Driver one stated she was heading East in lane 2, and was crossing through Juan Tabo on a green light, when driver 3 ran the light hitting her on the driver side. Driver 2 stated he was waiting at a red light facing North of Juan Tabo and Southern. Driver 2 stated when driver 1 was crossing on a green light, driver 3 turned into her from the southbound turn lane of Southern hitting her driver side. Witnesses and drivers from both vehicles stated driver of vehicle 3 got out and left running. Witnesses stated the driver of vehicle 3, exited after hitting the Honda and was identified as a black male, wearing a white button up shirt with dark pants, and ran onto a hill just east of the accident. Witnesses stated he slouched over and ran back to the vehicle grabbing a large handful of cash. Witnesses stated he shoved the cash into his pants and ran north jumping the fence in Terracita.

I sent officers to attempt to locate the driver of vehicle 3. The officers who attempted to look for him were unsuccessful. Driver 1 was taken to Kaseman hospital due to being pregnant an feeling like she was going to pass out. OFC. Brionez and I conducted a search incident to tow on the Buick. OFC. Brionez found a marijuana pipe, with marijuana inside it and tagged it into the evidence. I located paperwork belonging to a Jonathan Jones, which had MMA information on it from the state of Nevada. I was able to locate a phone number for Jon Jones and placed several phone calls with no success. I left a message for Jon Jones to call dispatch, but never received one. The paperwork will be tagged into evidence. There was also Enterprise Rent-A-Car paperwork inside the vehicle, for the location of Lomas and Easterday. I made contact with an unidentified employee, who stated they were closed and not open until Monday. I was contacted by OFC . J. Sullivan, who informed me he was driving east on Southern and seen the accident, off duty. OFC. Sullivan stated he witnessed Jonathan Jones the MMA fighter exit the silver Buick and run up a dirt hill just east. OFC. Sullivan stated Jon Jones was wearing a white nice Polo shirt, with dark slacks or jeans. OFC. Sullivan stated he watched Jon Jones run back the Buick and lost sight of him at that point.

Jones is scheduled to defend his LHW title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23rd. According to the UFC, the fight is still on, although obviously that could change pending the outcome of this story. Albuquerque police list him as a suspect in the crash but have not issued an arrest warrant.

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