Rapper and reality show star Jim Jones (pictured) was arrested Wednesday in front of his Fair Lawn, N.J., home after he allegedly “got out of line” with an officer who had responded to a traffic-related complaint, reports Patch News.
The star of VH1’s hit reality spinoff, “Chrissy & Mr. Jones,” which co-stars his better half, ride or die chick Chrissy Lampkin, had spotted an officer near his home who was investigating two illegally parked vehicles. When Jones approached the officer, Sgt. James Corcoran, to inquire as to what he was doing, the officer decided to run his name through the police database.
After receiving Jones’ information, Sgt. Corcoran reviewed the data and discovered that there were two outstanding arrest warrants for the 36-year-old performer whose actual first name is Joseph. One of the warrants stemmed from a motor vehicle-related incident and the other was for failing to remove snow from his sidewalk.
When Sgt. Corcoran asked Jones to accompany him to police headquarters in order to settle the warrants, the rapper allegedly refused and became hostile. Since Jones did not cooperate with police, the officer was obligated to cuff him and take him into custody.
According to Lt. Derek Bastinck, Jones’ situation was relatively cut and dry: “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.”
Fair Lawn, N.J., is an upscale town and Lt. Bastinck says the Jones incident is the first time they had ever encountered a problem with a celebrity resident.