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Melvin Jones III Arrested on Assault and Battery Charges

Melvin Jones III (File)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Melvin Jones III has been arrested again.

Jones is the man beaten in a traffic stop back in 2009 by former Springfield Police Officer Jeffrey Asher.

Springfield Police say that around 5:00 Wednesday night, Jones went to pick up his children from their mother’s house on Fort Pleasant Avenue.

Jones returned to her home to return the children a few hours later at 10:00 p.m., when he assaulted the woman to the point where she needed to be sent to the hospital for medical attention.

Jones then took off from the scene, but was picked up in Chicopee early Thursday morning.

Jones was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.


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