The Albuquerque Police Department has upgraded the charge against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to a felony, which could carry three years in prison.
Jones agreed to turn himself in after being involved in a hit-and-run Sunday in New Mexico. A pregnant woman, identified as Vanessa Sonnenberg, suffered a broken arm in the accident.
“Due to the major injuries of the driver, it has been upgraded to a felony,” APD officer Simon Drobik said (thanks to The Hollywood MMA Show for the quotes).
If convicted, Jones could face up to three years in prison for the incident.
The arrest warrant for Jones can be found here.
An arrest warrant issued for UFC fighter Jon Jones. http://t.co/CRYrx7oQ4d Arrangements have been made for Mr. Jones to turn himself in
— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April 27, 2015
The APD’s Twitter page updated shortly before 10 p.m. ET that Jones had been booked without incident:
UFC fighter Jon Jones has been booked into Bernalillo County MDC without incident.
— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April 28, 2015
UPDATE: The county police records show that Jones was taken into custody at 5:30 p.m. local time and booked at 7:11. His bail has been set at $2,500 cash only on the leave scene accident with death or personal injury charge.