NewsState

Actions

Florida man arrested after calling 911 to brag about fleeing traffic stop

wptv-nicholas-jones-.jpg
Posted at 10:57 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:57:58-04

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla.-- St. Johns County deputies say they pulled over a white car for a broken tail light but before the deputy could reach the driver he sped off.

An hour later they got a 911 call.

"I like, ran from a cop 30 minutes to an hour ago. Like, what do we pay you guys for? Like, I've driven past four cops," the caller said to a 911 dispatcher.

"What do you mean you ran from a cop?" the dispatcher asked.

I mean, he turned his lights on me and got behind me and as he was walking up to my car, I did a donut around him and left," the caller said.

The dispatcher tracked the cellphone and Nicholas Jones' name popped up a long with an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

Deputies later found Jones shopping at Ross.

An employee who was working at the time said she saw deputies bring him out in handcuffs. They say they also found drugs in his car.

In the back of the squad car deputies say Jones laughed when they told him he ratted on himself.

Deputies brought him to the St. Johns County Detention Center. His charges include fleeing, possession of drugs, and probation violation for a previous car theft.