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Disturbing details have surfaced pertaining to the recent arrest of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Last Friday, Jones was arrested by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hours after his UFC Hall of Fame fight induction on charges of misdemeanor battery domestic violence and felony injuring and tampering with a vehicle. He was released from custody Friday after posting bail.
On Tuesday, MMA Junkie acquired a copy of the police report through a public record’s request, which stated that Jones left his fiancée, Jessie Moses, bloodied after allegedly assaulting her with their three children present.
According to the report, the domestic incident took place inside a room at Caesars Palace hotel and casino. Moses said the altercation occurred after Jones came back agitated from a night out with friends while she was asleep. When she tried to leave the room, Moses said Jones pulled her hair. According to Moses, their children were present during the altercation.
An account taken from a Caesars Palace security guard stated that Moses came to the desk and asked for a key to her room. The security guard observed blood on Moses, who cried when asked if she was OK. Moses explained she did not feel safe going back to the room, and she was taken with her children to a security office. Once there, Jones’ youngest child asked security, “Can you call the cops?”
When interviewed by police, Moses was asked if Jones had gotten physical with her, to which she responded, “Ummm not too physical but a little bit yeah.” According to the report, police observed “blood all over Moses’ clothing and a bump with dried up blood on the lower part of her lip.” When asked about her bloody lip, Moses stated that her lips get dry.
The police report described Moses as “scared to even talk about Jonathan.” When police entered the hotel room with Moses to observe where the altercation took place, they found blood on the bed sheets and shoes strewn about.
“She still seemed very scared as to the release of Jonathan from jail,” arresting officer Boschetti wrote in the report. Moses asked him how long she had before Jones would be released from jail.
Moses refused to have pictures taken of her injuries and declined to accept a domestic violence card with information about a restraining order.
When police arrived, casino security stated Jones had just left the premises with two male adults. After a description was broadcasted on police radio, Jones was quickly found walking on a nearby street. Jones became “irate” as he was arrested and smashed his head onto the front hood of a LVMPD patrol vehicle, which “left a medium size dent” and paint chipped off.
While in custody, Jones was “an emotional rollercoaster,” according to the report. Initially angry, Jones told officers a lawsuit would be filed against the department for “ruining the biggest night of his life.” Jones went from agitated to sad to a state of calmness.
Jones admitted he had been going through difficult times with his fiancée but denied getting physical with her. Jones recalled saying goodbye to his children prior to his night out and then heading back to the hotel room to get $10,000 for a trip to a strip club. Though Jones claimed Moses didn’t have issue with the behavior, the strip club trip started an argument about their relationship in which he told her to “f*ck off.” He denied pulling Moses’ hair or hitting her and said he did not remember any blood or him leaving the hotel.
After the interview, Jones joked with officers that “he would like to take us all on and see what we could do” before he faked like he was going to run away. He was warned that it wasn’t a joking matter and would be tased if he feinted running away again. He was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked.