Purdy man charged for assaulting police

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Man was found in ditch on Farm Road 2070

A Purdy man was arrested after being found on the side of Farm Road 2070, then allegedly assaulting two emergency medical responders with the Purdy Fire Protection District.

Jacky Jones, 26, of Purdy, is charged with two counts of felony third-degree assault, misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Taylor Lombard, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Jones was found by medical personnel in a ditch face down. When contacted, he allegedly struck responders Jon Egleston twice and Reese Veith once, both in the jaw. He also allegedly attempted to bite both responders while they were attempting to restrain him.

Lombard said he placed restraints on Jones as he continued to resist arrest, causing him to be taken to the ground so Lombard could regain control.

According to a witness and Jones’ admission, Jones was operating a motor vehicle prior to being found in the ditch. Jones denied consuming any alcohol after leaving the vehicle and passing out in the ditch.

The car was found in the middle of Farm Road 2070. A breathalyzer test showed Jones had an alleged blood alcohol content of 0.195.

Jones is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $30,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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