UFC champion wanted for questioning in a hit-and-run case involving pregnant woman
Published 27/04/2015 | 08:32
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is wanted by police in Albuquerque for questioning over a hit-and-run incident.
Police have confirmed that the victim in the incident was pregnant and the crime has been classified as a misdemeanor. It is believed that a summons will be issued and Jones will appear in court in the next four weeks.
Any ongoing investigation could threaten UFC 187 where Jones is due to face Anthony Johnson.
The UFC issued the following statement last night.
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident,” the statement read. “We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”
A statement from Albuquerque Police read: "The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015.
"A pregnant female in her 20s, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
"Officers attempted to contact Mr. Jones at his residence Sunday evening, but were unsuccessful. We have also reached out to his lawyer, but as of now, have not heard back."