Kentucky police officer accused of breaking into woman’s house, beating her, holding her at gunpoint
Published 5:59 am Sunday, April 18, 2021
A Kentucky police officer was arrested after he reportedly broke into a woman’s house, beat her and held her hostage at gunpoint over the course of three hours.
Robert Jones Jr., 25, an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department, is accused of breaking into the victim’s Louisville home with a gun on April 11.
Jones was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault, a domestic violence charge. He was arrested by the Louisville Metro Police Department on Friday.
According to court documents, Jones reportedly pushed his way into the female victim’s house and began berating the victim about not returning his phone calls. At one point Jones had pinned the victim down.
The victim then yelled for Siri to call 911, according to the arrest citation. Jones reportedly covered the victim’s mouth and took her handgun from her nightstand and placed it on her forehead.
Over the course of three hours, Jones reportedly hit the victim multiple times in the hand, wrist and feet and only began to apologize and try to figure out a way to explain the incident once Jones noticed the injuries to the victim.
During a court appearance Saturday morning, Jones was ordered by a judge not to use or possess any firearms and to have no contact with the victim, according to court documents. His bond was set at $30,000.