North Augusta man charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threatening police
A North Augusta man was arrested in Clearwater on Wednesday after causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and threatening deputies.
Jonathan Robert Jones, 34, of the 500 block of Cherokee Drive, is charged with two counts of public disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threatening the life of a public official, according to jail records.
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Seminole Avenue and Westminster Way in Clearwater around 7 p.m. Wednesday after receiving complaints from residents about a white male lying in the roadway, who was also cursing and screaming, according to the report.
While patrolling the area, deputies spoke with some pedestrians who claimed the suspect rode away on a bicycle. Deputies then located Jones riding a bike down Seminole Avenue.
Jones had a scrape on his cheek, dirt on his person and could not provide a clear answer as to how he obtained his injuries or got so dirty, police reported.
A strong “odor of alcoholic beverage” was also coming from Jones’ person. He told deputies he had been drinking and was “buzzed,” the report states.
Deputies then placed Jones under arrest and put him into a police car; he resisted, unbuckling his seat belt and pushing his way out of the car seat, police reported.
When Jones was placed back into the car he started striking his forehead against the plexiglass cage wall, causing a laceration to his face, according to the report.
He had to be seen by medical staff at a nearby hospital before he could be taken to the Aiken County detention center.
During the car ride, Jones threatened deputies saying, “You’re going to be in a pond” and “I’m going to burn your house down,” amongst other threatening things, police reported.
Jones also told medical staff at the hospital that the deputies beat him, threw him from the police cruiser and kicked him in the head, according to the report.
He was finally taken to the detention center, where he was still being held Friday afternoon.