By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after threatening a man and pointing a handgun at him.
Jeremy Joe Jones, 26, 3451 W. CR 1000S Lot 15, Warsaw, is charged with possession of methamphetamine enhancing circumstances and intimidation with a deadly weapon, both level 5 felonies; pointing a firearm, a level 6 felony; driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On April 16, an Indiana State Trooper went to the area of Rozella Road and SR 15 regarding a man having a gun pointed at him. The trooper was told the suspect was possibly Jones, who was driving a white Chevrolet Malibu. According to court documents, the trooper searched the area and he eventually found Jones and pulled him over.
While taking Jones into custody, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana. Jones’ vehicle was then searched, and officers found a small bag containing one gram of methamphetamine and a glass smoking device containing marijuana. Officers also found a loaded black and silver handgun under the driver’s seat. It was later determined that Jones also had a suspended driver’s license.
While at the jail, the trooper met with the man who reported having a gun pointed at him. The man said he and two women were traveling in a vehicle and were stopped at a stop sign when Jones pulled up behind his vehicle and honked multiple times. The man then exited his vehicle and upon doing so, Jones pointed a silver handgun at him in a threatening manner. According to court documents, the man said he knew it was Jones because they reside very close to each other.
Jones has an initial hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 30, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.