Sheriff’s Office: Fugitive in custody who fled from deputies on Friday

Wanted man on the loose after escaping from VCSO deputies

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 27-year-old Anthony Patrick Jones who fled from deputies during his arrest on Friday, November 8 on felony battery charges.

On November 8, the sheriff’s office says deputies went to a home Grandin Pointe neighborhood around 4:15 Friday morning to follow-up on an ongoing investigation involving Anthony Patrick Jones as a suspect of an alleged assault.

The sheriff’s office says Jones tried to run out the back door of the home, but he quickly retreated and went back inside when he confronted by the deputies outside.

Jones ended up grabbing a knife and hiding inside a small bathroom, but deputies were able to find him and take him into custody after a struggle.

While Jones was being escorted to the patrol vehicle he broke free and sprinted away while still in handcuffs. The sheriff’s office says deputies tried to chase him, but quickly lost sight of him in the 6000 block of Maggie Valley Drive.

On Monday, deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was looking for Jones and went to an address in the 1100 block of South Harlan Avenue.

A sheriff’s office K-9 found Jones hiding under a camper and was able to pull him out. Deputies say Jones was taken into custody without further incident.

He was taken to the hospital for injuries during the initial incident as well as from the dog bite from Monday’s apprehension.

Jones faces charges including felony battery and resisting arrest. He will be held without bond pending a court appearance.

Anthony Jones during a prior arrest in January of 2019.
Anthony Jones during a prior arrest in January of 2019. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)

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