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Jon Jones turns himself into Albuquerque police custody on felony charge

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones is in police custody.

The UFC light heavyweight champion turned himself in to the Albuquerque Police Department on Monday night, APD spokesman Tanner Tixier confirmed with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani. Jones was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injuries.

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Jones' bail has been set at $2,500 and it's cash only, according to the Metro Detention Center public records. He was booked at 7:11 p.m. local time.

Jones, 27, allegedly ran a red light Sunday morning, striking a car driven by a pregnant woman. The woman, whose name is Vanessa Sonnenberg, broke her arm in the incident. Jones is being accused of fleeing the scene on foot. There was a marijuana pipe and marijuana found in the rental car Jones allegedly left behind. An off-duty police officer, a UFC fan, identified Jones at the scene.

Sonnenberg's injury upgraded the Jones charge from a potential misdemeanor to a felony. The arrest warrant was issued Monday afternoon. Jones was also incommunicable until Monday. His lawyer arranged the plans for Jones to turn himself in, per the Albuquerque PD.

UFC has acknowledged Jones is in custody and the promotion does not expect to provide any further statements Monday night. Jones' UFC 187 main event title defense against Anthony Johnson has not officially been called off.