James Jones Arrested In Fatal Hit And Run

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James Jones is a man from Arkansas who hit a cyclist while driving and according to him the victim flew into the bed of his pick up truck. According to police reports they received a phone call that someone found a severed leg beside a road. The police would investigate and it would lead them back to James Jones who told them he had no idea how the body got into the bed of his pick up truck. The police theory is that James Jones struck the cyclist at such a high speed that the victim ended up in the truck however they also believe that Jones is fully aware of what took place. Surveillance cameras in the area show the cyclist being hit and James Jones has been charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident

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Fort Smith Police have arrested a man who they say struck a cyclist with his pickup truck, killing the victim, and fled the scene with their body in the back of his vehicle.  

According to Aric Mitchell with the Fort Smith Police Department, at 8:00 p.m. Friday (Feb. 18), 42-year-old James Ray Jones hit the cyclist near Grand Avenue between N 14th and N 16th Streets.

Jones was arrested after police were alerted about a human body part located at the scene. Investigators reviewed nearby surveillance footage and named Jones as the suspect. 

Police located Jones at his home, where the truck he allegedly struck the cyclist in was parked behind his house. Mitchell says the victim’s body was still in Jones’ truck. 

The identification of the victim has not been released. 

Jones faces multiple charges, including manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash. 

He has been booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center. 


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