source | MMAJunkie.com
Former UFC light heavyweight-champion Jon Jones will go before a New Mexico judge on Sept. 29 to plead on a felony charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run in April.
It’s Jones’ first time in court since April for a probable cause hearing. Earlier this month, his case was transferred from Albuquerque’s metropolitan to district court with a stipulation that he would enter a “pre-indictment plea.”
Jones, 28, is due before Albuquerque District Court Judge Charles W. Brown at 8:30 a.m. He is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm or death, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail and fines.
Albuquerque police say Jones fled the scene after hitting a pregnant woman’s car while in a rented SUV, but not before grabbing a “large handful of cash.” Police found a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it, MMA memorabilia and other documents identifying him.