Jon “Bones” Jones is widely regarded as the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world and one of the greatest fighters of all time. On April 26, he was involved in a three-car accident that involved a pregnant woman whose injuries included a broken arm. Police say Jon Jones fled the scene, and they confirmed that they found marijuana inside his car.
Witnesses said they saw an African-American man leave his car, return to grab a handful of cash, run away again and hop a fence. An off-duty police officer recognized the man as Jon Jones. A felony arrest warrant was issued, and Jones surrendered to authorities. He is now out on bail. You can read recent developments here.
MMAmania has obtained the police report, which you can read here. It is worth reading: objective, thorough, and jargon-free. (What a pleasure to read a report that consistently uses “stated” instead of the jargonish “advised”!)
But the report would be more efficient if some of the information was listed instead of written out in repetitious sentences. Here’s a paragraph that could have been written in bullet style:
The driver of vehicle 3 got out and left running. Witnesses stated the driver of vehicle 3 exited after hitting the Honda and was identified as a black male, wearing a white button up shirt with dark pants, and ran onto a hill just east of the accident. Witnesses stated he slouched over and ran back to the vehicle grabbing a large handful of cash. Witnesses stated he shoved the cash into his pants and ran north jumping the fence in Terracita.
Here’s the same information in bullet style:
Witnesses and drivers from both vehicles stated that the driver of vehicle 3:
-was a black male wearing a white button-up shirt and dark pants
-left his car after hitting the Honda
-ran onto a hill just east of the accident
-slouched over and ran back to his car
-grabbed a large handful of cash and shoved it into his pants
-ran north and jumped a fence in Terracita
Overall, however, this is an excellent report. (You can watch a short video about using bullet style in police reports here).