Police release 911 call and video footage from Jon Jones’ alleged hit-and-run accident
The 911 call and police body cam footage from the accident allegedly involving Jon Jones was released this week with more footage of the scene of the three car pile up, as well as the discovery of information that belonged to the former UFC champion.
The accident occurred in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday, April 26 after a rented Buick SUV ran a red light and smashed into two other cars. Jones was identified at the scene by an off-duty police officer, and a felony warrant was issued for his arrest.
Jones turned himself into police a day later before being released on $2500 bond.
According to the caller who phoned in the accident to 911, she saw the driver from the Buick SUV, who was later identified as Jones, run off from the car as soon as he allegedly smashed into the other vehicles.
"The guy just hopped off into a yard," the 911 caller said. "The guy that’s getting out of the SUV, he took off running. He’s running over fences."
Police were dispatched to the scene of the accident where the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Vanessa Sonnenberg, is seen sitting on the ground with an ice pack on her arm. She states in the video that the driver of the SUV ran a red light and ‘he kept going, he just hit me’.
She felt light headed at the scene and because she was pregnant, Sonnenberg was taken to the hospital for further observation.
It was later discovered that Sonnenberg suffered a broken arm and wrist as a result of the accident.
Following the conversation with Sonnenberg, police searched the vehicle where they found cash and condoms along with paperwork from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The officer searching the car could be heard saying, "they said he came back and grabbed wads of cash" before realizing that the vehicle might belong to the former UFC champion.
"I wonder if it’s that fighter’s car?" the officer asks. "Jon Jones? I bet you it’s his car."
Once the officers realized the vehicle likely belonged to Jones one of the policeman could be overheard saying, ‘well, he’s f**ked’.
Police also found several water bottles, MMA shorts and a pipe with marijuana in it.
The officers were then talking about the contents of the car where they say the fighter came back and got his cash ‘and his drugs’.
"He almost f**king killed both these people," one officer said after identifying paperwork in the vehicle belonging to Jones.
Jones is currently still out on bond while he awaits word from the Bernalillo County District Attorney, who has 60 days from the date of the accident to take the case to the Grand Jury to decide whether or not they will indict the fighter on charges.
Jones had his light heavyweight title stripped and was indefinitely suspended by the UFC following the arrest.
If convicted of felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident, Jones faces up to three years in prison.