Jim Jones, Dipset’s Ringo Starr, was arrested after getting into an altercation with a police officer outside of his Fair Lawn, NJ home. Via Hip Hop DX:
Sgt. James Corcoran was responding to a parking complaint over Jones’ snowbound vehicle, which was illegally parked in front of his residence. After Jones approached the officer, Sgt. Corcoran ran his name through a police database and found two warrants for his arrest involving an auto vehicle violation and failure to remove snow from his sidewalk.
The report indicates that Jones “got out of line” with the officer, denying the warrants’ existence and refusing to travel to the police headquarters to settle the warrants. As a result, the Dipset emcee was taken into police custody.
Fair Lawn PD spokesman Lt. Derek Bastinck says that usually people charged with the sort of minor offenses Jones is facing don’t wind up getting arrested.
“If [people with oustanding warrants] agree, we’ll just have them come down and pay what they owe, but if they don’t agree, they’re placed under arrest,” Bastinck said.
This is Jones’ second auto-related arrest in 12 months. This time last year, he was arrested for driving with a suspended license in New York City.