Additional domestic assault charges have been filed against Steelers offensive lineman Jarron Jones for allegedly assaulting the same victim after some of the charges he had been facing were dismissed on Tuesday.
Jones, a 27-year-old Rochester, N.Y. native in his second season in Pittsburgh, had two felony domestic assault charges dropped on Tuesday in a preliminary hearing. Those charges stemmed from an Oct. 3 incident, in which Jones allegedly strangled his girlfriend and hit her in the face and struck her with a gaming console.
Felony charges of aggravated assault, strangulation and terroristic threats were dropped on Tuesday during a preliminary hearing. Jones also faces a simple assault charge from that incident. That charge was held for court and he has a formal arraignment scheduled for Aug. 16.
After the disposition of those charges was settled, Jones was re-arrested and charged with three more offenses stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred on Sept. 19. Jones has again been charged with aggravated assault, which is a first-class felony, as well as simple assault and harassment.
According to a copy of the 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 say 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.
Jones then allegedly dropped her off UPMC Mercy Hospital in Uptown, where she was treated and released. Jones spent that night in the team hotel before the Steelers hosted the Denver Broncos on Sept. 20. There will be a preliminary hearing in that case on July 27.
In addition to the pending legal charges, Jones could still face supplemental discipline from the NFL, whether or not he is found guilty in court.