Authorities Searching for Evansville Man that Escaped Police During Early Morning Arrest
An Evansville man managed to evade police during an early morning arrest and is still at large. According to the press release from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office:
At 4:13 AM on November 8, 2019 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies went to a residence in the Grandin Pointe neighborhood in order to follow-up on an ongoing investigation involving Anthony Patrick Jones as a suspect of alleged assault. Jones attempted to flee out of the back door of the residence; however, he quickly retreated back inside upon being confronted by deputies who were positioned outside. Deputies conducted a search of the residence and located Jones, who had armed himself with a fixed blade knife, hiding inside a small bathroom. Jones fought with deputies as he was taken into custody.
While Jones was being escorted to the patrol vehicle he broke free and sprinted away while being secured in handcuffs. Sheriff's deputies gave chase, but quickly lost sight of him. Sheriff's deputies and several officers from the Evansville Police Department attempted to contain Jones to the area while a Sheriff's K-9 tracked his movements. An exhaustive search of the area was completed, but Jones was unable to be captured.
Jones has yet to be located 27-year-old Anthony Jones is described as 5’08’’ white male weighing approximately 150 pounds. Jones is bald with goatee and was last seen fleeing authorities in the 6000 block of Maggie Valley Drive. Jones was wearing a brown coat and camouflage pants. He is wanted for a number of charges stemming from this event and the previous investigation as well. Jones also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in an unrelated investigation. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office asks that if you've seen Jones, or have any information regarding his whereabouts, that you call the Sheriff's Office or Central Dispatch at (812) 421-6200.