According to the Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch, Jim Jones, a Diplomats Alumni, was arrested outside his home and was apparently charged for disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice which involved two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Jones was approached by Sgt. James Corcoran concerning a snowbound vehicle that belonged to Jones, and was illegally parked in front of his home. The officer ran his name through a police database and discovered that he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from an auto-vehicle violation and failure to remove snow from his sidewalk.
The report further alleges that Jones became belligerent with the officer, denying the existence of such warrants and refusing to come down to the police station to clear the warrants up. At that point, Jones was taken into custody.
According to Lt. Derek Bastinck, a spokesperson for the Fair Lawn Police Department, when a residence has outstanding warrants, police will allow the resident to come down to the station and pay the warrants, but when a resident refuses, they are taken into custody.
“If [people with oustanding warrants] agree, we’ll just have them come down and pay what they owe, but if they don’t agree, they’re placed under arrest,” Bastinck said
Jones has had issues in the past concerning automobile related issues. Last February, the rapper was arrested for Driving with a suspended driver’s license in NY.