According to Kentucky State Police, on Sept. 12, Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call in reference to an agency assist at 1186 Weldon Road in Brandenburg. Upon arrival, it was determined that Joseph T. Jones, of Brandenburg, went to the address of 1145 Weldon Road where he took a vehicle valued over $10,000 without the owner’s permission. After taking the vehicle, Jones intentionally struck a 2010 Toyota Prius. After striking the vehicle, Meade County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene. While on scene, Jones drove across a field and intentionally struck Deputy Spencer’s marked cruiser. As a result, Deputy Spencer had to be transported to HMH. The damage that the cruiser sustained was in excess of $1,000. After striking the cruiser, Jones collided with the corner of a residence on Weldon Road, causing damage to the residence that’s estimated to be over $1,000. Jones did not have a driver’s license and appeared manifestly under the influence of drugs. Jones was transported to HMH by MCEMS.
Jones was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree assault on a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree criminal mischief, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a substance.