Felony charges were once again dismissed in a second set of allegations against former Steelers offensive lineman Jarron Jones on Tuesday.
Jones, 27, was first charged back in October after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, strangling his girlfriend and hit her in the face and struck her with a gaming console.
The felony charges of aggravated assault, strangulation and terroristic threats were dropped in a preliminary hearing on June 29, after which, Jones was re-arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault, witness intimidation and two misdemeanors stemming from an incident that occurred on Sept. 19.
According to a copy of that criminal complaint obtained by Steelers Now, Jones and his girlfriend got into a physical altercation at their home in the Crawford-Roberts section of Pittsburgh. Jones’ girlfriend called 911 and Pittsburgh Police responded, diffused the situation and left without taking any police action.
The criminal complaint says that after the police left, Jones again attacked his girlfriend, striking her in the face with an open hand, breaking her nose and causing her to fall and sprain her wrist.
At a preliminary hearing in front of magistrate Kim Berkeley Clark on Tuesday, both felony charges against Jones were dismissed and the misdemeanor charge of harassment was withdrawn.
Prosecution will continue for misdemeanor simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor that is also the sole remaining charge from Jones’ first indictment.
Jones will be formally arraigned in this latest case on Sept. 13. Arraignment for the final charge stemming from the October incident is scheduled for Aug. 16.
Jones, who was signed by the team on April 20, 2020, spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers’ practice squad, was released on July 20 when the Steelers signed veteran tackle Chaz Green. He cleared waivers and has not signed with another NFL team.
Jones has also spent time with the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and New York Guardians of the XFL after going undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2017.