Man arrested on assault, burglary charges

Published 5:15 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Danville Police responded to a residence on Baughman Avenue regarding a domestic disturbance on Thursday, May 16 at 1:10 a.m.

On arrival, officers contacted the 24-year-old female victim.  During the investigation officers determined the victim’s ex-boyfriend Joseph T. Jones had unlawfully entered her home and committed an assault.

Jones observed the victim inside her home on the phone by looking through the window.  Jones yelled through the window before kicking in the front door and breaking the glass.  Once inside, Jones grabbed the victim and threw her to the floor.  After verbally assaulting the victim and damaging her phone, Jones fled.  Police were unable to locate Jones but secured a warrant for his arrest on charges that included domestic violence assault and burglary.

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At 7:28 a.m., Danville Police were notified that Jones had returned to the victim’s home and again unlawfully entered through the door he had damaged several hours before.  Once inside, Jones woke the victim up and a verbal altercation ensued.  Jones then struck the victim with an open hand before again fleeing the scene.

Officers were able to track Jones after discovering he had reported to work in Garrard County as a U.S. Postal Service delivery driver.  With the assistance of Lancaster Police and the US Postal Service, Jones was located on his delivery route and taken into custody without incident.

Danville Police transported Jones back to Danville where he was served his active warrant and given additional charges from the second incident.

Jones was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center on the following charges: Burglary 2nd Degree (2 counts), Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence (1 count no visible injury, 1 count minor injury), Theft by Unlawful Taking, Criminal Mischief (1 count 1st Degree, 1 count 2nd Degree).