Jim Jones was arrested yesterday morning following an altercation with New Jersey police.
The Diplomats rapper, whose real name is Joseph G Jones, was charged with disorderly conduct and hindering apprehension by the Fair Lawn Police Department. The incident occurred when officers approached the rapper about a vehicle parked on the street in front of his home.
According to NorthJersey.com, Sergeant James Corcoran noticed a car parked on Ward Street in Fair Lawn. A parking summons, issued on February 6, was still present on the vehicle’s windshield.
The police report indicates that Corcoran deemed the vehicle to be abandoned and began to have it towed from the premises. Jones allegedly inquired about his actions and subsequently agreed to remove the car and pay the towing expense.
The Fair Lawn Saddle Brook Patch reports that during the incident, police discovered two active warrants still pending against Jones.
One warrant had been issued for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, while the other was for failure to remove snow from his Fair Lawn sidewalk.
When confronted with the warrants, the 37-year-old rapper allegedly became belligerent and uncooperative, according to police.
Jim Jones allegedly denied the outstanding warrants and then attempted to walk away as Sergeant Corcoran was placing him under arrest.
Fair Lawn Police Lieutenant Derek Bastinck stated the following:
“If [people with outstanding warrants] agree, we’ll just have them come down and pay what they owe, but if they don’t agree, they’re placed under arrest.”
Jim Jones was arrested and taken into custody before being released on bail and will appear in court on February 27.