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Jon Jones arranging to turn himself in following arrest warrant

It looks like the Jon Jones' time out of police custody may be coming to an end as the Albuquerque Police Dept. issued a warrant for his arrest and say they have arrangements for him to enter their custody in place.

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In case you've been living under a rock, some rubble, and at the ends of the earth for the past 24 hours, Jon Jones appears to be in trouble. The UFC's light heavyweight champion was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident, in which witnesses say he ran a red light, before fleeing the scene on foot. A pregnant woman, also involved in the crash suffered a broken arm, potentially raising Jones' involvement to felony status.

What started out with the police looking to question Jones about his involvement quickly became a search for his whereabouts and has now turned into an arrest warrant, which you can view here.

According to MMAFighting, who reported the release of the warrant, arrangements are also in place for Jones to turn himself over to the custody of the Albuquerque Police Department sometime in the near future. So, it would appear that the manhunt phase of the drama has come to a close.

No word yet as to how this latest development will affect Jones' planned title fight at UFC 187 next month, although the UFC has said that they are "in the process of gathering facts." Stay tuned for more news and updates as they become available.

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