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Jon Jones remains in custody, has hearing scheduled for Thursday morning

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Jon Jones has a hearing set.

The UFC star will go before a judge at 8 a.m. Thursday morning in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court in his probation violation case, court spokesperson Tim Kourt said Wednesday.

Jones will remain in custody at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center until then. He turned himself in around 10 a.m. local time Tuesday. No bail has been set, as is protocol in a probation violation case. Jones will be in custody until he sees judge Michael Martinez on Thursday when terms of release are discussed.

Only one camera will be allowed in the courtroom for the hearing. Albuquerque news station KOB has been the designated party and will likely air the proceeding on KOB.com.

Jones, 28, was arrested Tuesday morning on a probation violation charge after receiving five traffic tickets from Albuquerque Police Department officer Jason Brown last Thursday night. Jones is being accused of drag racing and was also cited for four other offenses: exhibition driving, use of modification of exhaust system, failure to maintain traffic lane and improper display of registration plate.

Those are all misdemeanor offenses (the latter three are petty misdemeanors), but Jones was on probation in relation to an April 2015 felony hit-and-run charge. In September, Jones was granted a conditional discharge by judge Charles Brown in Second Judicial District Court in that case after pleading guilty. That carried an 18-month probation period and 72 appearances of community service with it. If Jones completed those, the felony charge would be wiped clean.

Jones was given three traffic tickets in January for driving without a license, registration or proof of insurance. Those citations were cleared when Jones proved he was a licensed driver and the tickets did not affect his probation.

In this current case, it is still unclear if the Bernalillo ….View full article

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