The Albuquerque Police Department is looking for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to question him regarding a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning in New Mexico.
Jones was involved in the accident with a pregnant female in her 20s, according to a release by the police department. The driver, who was in a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for medical attention to minor injuries.
The release also stated that officers attempted to contact Jones at his residence in New Mexico, but were unable to do so.
On Sunday, it was being reported that Jones was already in custody and that illegal drugs were found in his car. The APD denied those rumors.
Jones is still scheduled to face Anthony Johnson for the title in May at UFC 187.
Below is the complete press release from the APD:
UFC fighter Jon Jones sought for questioning.
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.
MMAFighting.com confirmed with the APD that they have named Jones a suspect in the incident.
“Yes, he is the suspect and we’re hoping that he will contact us to give us his side of the story,” APD spokesman Simon Drobik told the site.
The UFC has also released an official statement regarding the matter:
“We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding his possible involvement in a motor vehicle accident. We are in the process of gathering facts and will reserve further comment until more information is available.”