Carolyn Henry, Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office, authorized a felony complaint against Jewell Jones for an incident on April 6, 2021. Jewell Jones has been charged with 4 counts of Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a High Blood Alcohol Content, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of a Weapon Under the Influence of alcohol, and Reckless Driving. Jewell Jones faces a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison for the Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer charges, 180 days in jail for the Operating with a High Blood Alcohol Content, 93 days in jail for Operating While Intoxicated, 93 days in jail for
Possession of a Weapon under the Influence of Alcohol and 93 days for Reckless Driving.
Arraignment will be held before the 53rd District Court, Livingston County, Michigan. The cases will be scheduled for a Probable Cause Conference before the assigned 53rd District Court
Livingston County Sheriff releases dashcam footage of Rep. Jewell Jones arrest
FROM PRESS AND GUIDE:
The video shows Jones calling for Colonel Joseph Gasper, MSP director, at one point, instructing deputies to call him, according to WXYZ Channel 7.
“Tell Joe who you got, and call (expletive) Joe. I’m not sure he’s up or not. If he’s not up, wake him up,” Jewell said in the video.
“Tell Joe who you have, tell Joe who you have handcuffed. Okay? And then, let me know you have me handcuffed, and let him know I’d like to go home. After that, let me go (expletive) home.”
In the video, Jones later continued asking to go home or to be taken to the Inkster Police Department, where he is an auxiliary officer; although, he’s currently suspended from that post while the investigation continues.
“I can give you my address. You can drop me off at the crib. You can drop me off at the station. I don’t give a (expletive), bro. You just let me know what you wanna do,” Jones said.
Jones can also be heard telling deputies: “Y’all don’t know who y’all dealing with bro.”
During the arrest, Jones also threatened to call the Governor, according to the police report, and allegedly screamed about running the budget for the Michigan State Police. MORE
Michigan State Police Arrest Report of Representative Jewell Jones – OWI and possession of a loaded gun while loaded with .19 BAC of booze!
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
Tue, Apr 06, 2021
ORIGINAL INCIDENT REPORT TIME RECEIVED: 1809
FILE CLASS: 52003
PAGE: INVESTIGATED BY INVESTIGATED BY: REVIEWED BY:
1 of 7 GILMER, JAMES, 89, TROOPER HARDEN II, KENNETH, JAMES, 277,
MSP BRIGHTON POST
OWI / R&O / POSS OF HANDGUN WHILE INTOXICATED
I was dispatched to the below venue for an unknown accident where a black SUV was down in the ditch. While on my way to the accident EMS was already on scene and then ask dispatch to send Law Enforcement priority one for someone on scene. I arrived on scene and observed a male subject close to an EMS worker and the worker attempting to push him back. I contacted the male as the EMS worker was advising him, he was not allowed to go in the ambulance. I asked the male subject to step back by my patrol car. The male subject appeared to be highly intoxicated. There was a strong odor of intoxicants coming from him and his speech was slurred as he spoke. His eyes were red bloodshot and glassy and his fine motor skills were poor.
I attempted to ask him questions and he then stated he was going to get into the ambulance. I stopped him as he tried to walk past me and told him not to do anything stupid. He tried a second time to leave to go to his vehicle. I stopped him a second time. The man then flashed a type of badge down by his waste and all I could see was a gold badge and he closed his wallet. He stated he was an off-duty officer. I asked to see his ID and his driver’s licenses. I requested the ID and driver’s license several times and he refused to comply. He then stepped back and shook out his arms and clenched his rights fist with a set of keys in it, he then squared up his posture as if he were about to do something. He was asked one last time for his ID and driver’s license, he then responded, “I can’t do that”. I reached out for the man’s right wrist so we could detain the subject and he immediately started to pull away and resist. Tpr. Harden grabbed the man’s left arm and he continued to tense up and tried to pull away. The man was taken to the ground with a trip and a straight arm bar take down. I applied a gooseneck to the man’s right arm and was able to get a handcuff on his right wrist. The man continued to fight and was not listening to loud verbal commands to stop resisting and to give up his left arm.
The man kept his left arm pinned under his body and refused to comply and was threatening us. Tpr. Harden attempted two drive stuns with the taser in the upper left shoulder area. The man still did not comply, and we continued with loud verbal commands. We continued to try to get the man’s arm out and he still refused. The man was then advised he was going to be peppered sprayed if he did not comply. He still refused and he was sprayed with one burst into his eyes. A third officer from Fowlerville PD arrived on the scene and assist us into getting the man’s left arm out and secured. The man was then sat up and I let him lean against the leg for support until more officers arrived and he could be secured.
We learned the name of the subject was Jewell Immanuel-Isaiah Jones from his ID and Driver’s license. We also recovered a loaded handgun sitting in the cup holder in the center console of the vehicle involved.
The female was interviewed by Tpr. Harden in the ambulance and she confirmed Jewell Jones was driving the vehicle when it went down into the ditch. The vehicle also matched a BOL from just prior for a wrong-way driver on I-96. There were witnesses to the reckless driving of Mr. Jones was prior to him driving down into the ditch area. Sgt. Carter interviewed those witnesses and will be doing a supp report.
Mr. Jones refused all medical treatment on the scene for the pepper spray in his eyes. He was transported to the Livingston County Jail. I completed a search warrant for the blood of Mr. Jones. I read Mr. Jones his chemical test rights at the jail and requested a blood sample. He refused. I then explained I had a search warrant for his blood. He was taken down to the jail medical room where the blood sample was taken. He was then returned to his cell. Mr. Jones was lodged for OWI, R&O causing injury to an officer, R&O x 2, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
VENUE: LIVINGSTON COUNTY
96WB HANDY TWP, MI AT OR NEAR: MM129
DATE & TIME: ON OR AFTER: TUE, APR 06, 2021 AT 1809
ARREST: NAME: JEWELL IMMANUEL-ISAIAH JONES
BIR: RAC: ETH:
NBR: DIR: SEX: DL:
BLUE TEAM REPORT:
A Blue Team report was completed for this incident.
USE OF FORCE:
While on scene with Mr. Jones. He was not following verbal direction or comply with the officer’s requests. When we attempted to detain Mr. Jones, he used active resistance by attempting to pull and away and resist. Mr. Jones was taken to the ground via physical controls by troopers. I used a straight arm bar take down as Tpr. Harden used a trip technique. Mr. Jones was taken to the ground where he continued to use active resistance along with active aggression. He continued to fight and attempt to pull away and get up. I was able to use a physical control called a goose neck on his right arm and wrist so I could place a handcuff on his right wrist. I held the hold on the wrist area and performed a lockup hold on the right shoulder area with my knee.
Mr. Jones continued to actively resist and pinned his left arm under his stomach area and refused to remove it even after loud verbal commands and attempted physical controls. Tpr. Harden then use his taser and performed two drive stuns to the left shoulder area to see if he could gain access to the left arm. Mr. Jones was still actively resisting and fighting. We gave more loud verbal commands to comply. Mr. Jones was then advised he was going to be peppered sprayed if he did not comply. He refused. Tpr. Harden then performed one short burst of pepper spray into the eyes of Mr. Jones. That was enough to distract Mr. Jones where Tpr. Harden and the Fowlerville officer were able to get his left arm out and we were able to cuff the left arm. Mr. Jones was then sat up on his butt and I let him rest against my leg until he was placed in a patrol car with a cage.
SEIZED BY: GILMER
Prop 0001 -Type1: Type2: Make: Model: Registered to Owner:
Cal.: Bar Ln: Shots: Finish: Serial #: OAN: Value: $300.00 Inscription:
Recovered Value: $300.00
Descrp: 1) HAND GUN, SERIAL #
Obtained From: 96WB
08 – HANDY TWP, MI
47 – LIVINGSTON, MM129
THE HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED FROM THE CUP HOLDER IN THE CENTER CONSOLE ON THE