UFC champion Jon Jones wanted for questioning by Albuquerque Police Department following hit-and-run accident

The Albuquerque Police Department wants to question UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones about a hit and run car accident that took place on early Sunday morning in Southeast Albuquerque.

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According to a press release issued by the Albuquerque Police Department on Sunday evening, Jones is wanted for questioning following an hit-and-run accident on early Sunday morning.

The complete press released from the Albuquerque Police Department is below and confirms that the driver of the other vehicle is a pregnant female in her 20’s.

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.

The Albuquerque Police Department is asking Mr. Jones to please contact us as we continue to investigate by calling (505) 242-COPS (2677).

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

After the Albuquerque Police Department issued the press release above, the UFC issued a statement on the situation as well. The statement was short and they are gathering all of the facts of the case at this time.

“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 UFC statement said. “We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”

On Monday morning, the Albuquerque Police Department sent the police report of the incident to The MMA Report after it was requested. According to the police report, a Silver SUV ran a red light and hit another car. The driver of the SUV initially ran from the scene on foot and later came back to grab a “hand full of cash.”

When officers arrived on the scene, they attempted to find the driver of the SUV and were unsuccessful. While searching the SUV, they found paperwork that the SUV was rented to Jones. In the SUV, the police officers found a marijuana pipe with marijuana inside. They attempted to call Jones and he has not returned their phone calls at this time.

The officers on the scene were later contacted by an off duty police officer that stated he witnessed Jones exit the SUV and run “up a dirt hill.” He explained the clothes Jones was wearing and eventually lost sight of him after Jones ran back to the SUV.

UPDATE (Mon – 4 p.m. ET) – The Albuquerque Police Department have announced that the women involved in the car accident suffered a broken arm and they are in the process of placing a warrant for the arrest of Jones. He will be charged with a felony of leaving a scene of an accident.

Stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for updates on this story.