News: Jim Jones Arrested After Violent Police Brawl, Dipset's Capo Speaks [Video]
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 6:37PM
Dipset's Jim Jones is making weekend headlines with reports claiming he was arrested following a brutal casino brawl in Connecticut Friday (February 24) night.
While details are still coming together, Jones reportedly got thrown behind bars for assaulting a state trooper.
Rapper Jim Jones was arrested and charged with assaulting a Connecticut state trooper in a brawl at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, police said Saturday. State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said said he was not certain how the altercation Friday night began. (Washington Post)
Following the brawl, Jones was reportedly slapped with multiple charges.
Connecticut state police have arrested rapper Jim Jones following a fight at Foxwoods Resort Casino. State police spokesman J. Paul Vance says the hip-hop artist and actor was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace. He was released after posting bond. Vance said Saturday that Jones assaulted a trooper during the fight. He said he was not certain how the altercation started Friday night. (Wall Street Journal)
Footage of what went down has already emerged online.
Jim Jones was involved in a CRAZY brawl last night in Connecticut which resulted in him getting arrested, but not before it took five cops and a little bit of mace to subdue him ... TMZ has learned. TMZ has obtained insane video of the fight going down inside the casino after a party hosted by Diddy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Our sources say a guy, who seemed intoxicated, came up to Jones and started talking smack to him, which Jones tried to ignore. According to our sources, the guy then started getting physical and throwing punches and Jones fought back in self defense. Then the guy's friends jumped in ... then Jim's people jumped in ... and IT WAS ON!!! We're told Jones had no idea who the guy was or what triggered his beef with Jones. (TMZ)
Jones has since spoke on what went down and admitted the situation has been exaggerated.
"40k in bonds 1 night had a ball lets see of I can get tht 40 back on th crap table wooord #vampirelife," he tweeted Saturday (February 25)
"This is gettin blown way out of proportion" (Jim Jones' Twitter)
Check out the brawl footage below: