Jones County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hopson Traylor Road for a disturbance Saturday evening. The complainant, who called from a neighbor's home, reported that her husband attempted to stab her with a knife. While en route, deputies were informed that the complainant's home was on fire. When deputies arrived, the flames had engulfed the residence and Jones was not on the property.
According to officials, the victim said her husband was intoxicated and a verbal argument ensued. The argument turned violent when Jones grabbed her, choked her and then chased her with a knife in an attempt to harm her. During the assault, Jones threatened to shoot the victim.
Police said the victim fled to a nearby location and witnessed Jones enter their home with a gas can. Moments later, she noticed smoke coming from her residence. Witnesses reported Jones leaving the scene shortly after.
While the fire was being contained, deputies observed Jones coming back to the residence. He was then approached and arrested. During the on-site investigation, the knife Jones used was located and a gun was recovered.
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