Grand jury indicts driver accused of hitting Stow police officer

Jevonte Jones arrested and charged
Jevonte Jones arrested and charged(Stow Police)
Published: May. 5, 2021 at 9:53 AM EDT
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Summit County Grand Jury indicted a 21-year-old Kent man on several charges after allegedly hitting a Stow police officer while fleeing from a traffic stop.

Stow police said an officer attempted to pull over Jevonte Jones on April 9 just before 7 p.m. on Fishcreek Road and Cresswood Drive.

Jones allegedly refused to stop and then drove into a second Stow police officer who had exited his cruiser to put down stop sticks.

Jones was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals on April 15 at a Willoughby motel.

He was indicted on the charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and vehicular assault and is being held in the Summit County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

The Stow police officer has recovered from his injuries.

Jones has previous convictions of carrying a concealed weapon (firearm), probation violation, obstructing official business, drug abuse and theft.

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