Skip to main content

Authorities want the man charged with killing a Blaine woman in an October hit-and-run back in jail, after they say he violated his release conditions.

Charges filed against John R. Jones accuse him of crashing into  Bridget OKeefe Dunn as she walked her dog along 109th Avenue Northeast near Flanders Court Northeast in Blaine on Oct. 25. She suffered extensive injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 31-year-old Jones posted non-cash bond on Nov. 3, according to court documents. Conditions for his release included no alcohol use and no use of "mood-altering chemicals."

Five days later, police found Jones slumped behind the wheel of a car at Eden Prairie Center around 7 p.m., showing signs of impairment, according to a warrant application filed Tuesday. According to the warrant request:

  • Jones was parked in a no-parking zone outside the mall
  • Officers noted slurred speech and constricted pupils that had no reaction to light
  • He was "unsteady on his feet" and "very disoriented"
  • Jones nodded off more than once during detention
  • Officers found two used, empty needles in the car, and a needle cap in his pocket

Authorities obtained a blood sample, which results of are pending. But the Anoka County Attorney's Office, which filed the request, asserts there is sufficient probable cause to believe Jones violated the conditions of his release.

An omnibus hearing in the case is currently scheduled for Dec. 9.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

police lights

Man arrested after abduction attempt in Bemidji

The incident occurred in Cameron Park on June 25.

betty danger's

Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million

The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.

monkeypox

Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly

The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.

291734046_502006195017388_4346404407323115820_n

Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake

Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

hennepin county sheriff water patrol lake minnetonka

Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 11.18.35 AM

Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'

The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.

monkeypox virus

Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.

thc edibles

Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 3.19.42 PM

Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.

image

Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN

One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.

Related

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal

He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.

J R Jones - Anoka County Jail 2021.10.16 - Resize crop

Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign

The 31-year-old drove into the victim then fled the scene, the charges state.

crime scene tape - police tape

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run of Blaine dog walker arrested

The woman was airlifted and died at the hospital.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Cloquet police

Cloquet woman charged in road rage hit-and-run

Police had said a parking dispute sparked the violent incident.

houston morris renville county jail booking photo march 2022 crop

Charges: Olivia man tried to stab girlfriend, hit her teen son instead

The 13-year-old was rushed to the hospital but died of his injuries.

police lights

Tip from the public leads to suspect in fatal Twin Cities hit-and-run

The driver could face felony criminal charges for the crash.

st anthony thrift store robbery screengrab

Police: Thrift store armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase

He's accused of holding up a shop cashier at gunpoint last week.