Cassville man faces multiple charges after foot chase

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

38-year-old allegedly in possession of heroin when arrested

A Cassville man is facing four felonies, on top of multiple charges in previous cases, after allegedly leading police on a foot chase and being caught in possession of drugs, including suspected black tar heroin.

Travis Jones, 38, of Cassville, is charged with felony resisting arrest and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Taylor Lombard, officer with the Cassville Police Department, Jones had a warrant and was spotted walking across West Street toward Sunrise Restaurant, and Lombard knew Jones had two outstanding felony warrants.

After Lombard made contact with Jones and informed him of the warrants, Jones allegedly took off on foot, leading Jones and two other officers on a chase ending with Jones being apprehended and tased to be subdued.

In a search, Lombard allegedly found Jones in possession of a plastic bag with a large amount of suspected methamphetamine separated into three different plastic bags; six diazepam pills and half of an oxycodone pill; a small plastic bag with a brown substance resembling black tar heroin; and 44 small plastic baggies commonly used for distribution of controlled substances.

Jonesí warrants stem from a search of his home on Ivey Street on July 21, where police allegedly found drug paraphernalia, including an Altoids container with 85 marijuana seeds; a cut soda can with a white substance at the base of the can and burn marks inside; and a clear pen containing a white powdery substance testing positive for methamphetamine.

Police also allegedly found a black tactical bulletproof vest in Jonesí closet. The vest, including the inserts found, belonged to the Cassville Police Department and are valued together at $1,016.

For those items, Jones is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in one case, and felony stealing in another case.

Jones is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $45,000, which includes $25,000 for the four felonies, and $10,000 each in the two cases for which he had warrants. He has been arraigned on all charges, and a disposition hearing was held for all charges Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke. A motion for a bond reduction as also been filed.v

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