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State Representative Jewell Jones brought handcuff key to jail cell


(WXYZ) – State Representative Jewell Jones now faces new charges after his arrest and incarceration at Livingston County Jail for breaching the terms of his bail.

Inkster State Representative Jewell Jones jailed for bail violation

Jones reportedly brought a handcuff key to his jail cell, which was discovered during his admissions process, Livingston County Sheriff Michael J. Murphy said.

It all started on April 6 in Fowlerville. The video shows the 26-year-old Democrat arguing with law enforcement after being arrested for drunk driving. He was released on bail.

He was ordered to appear for a motion hearing in Judge Michael Hatty’s courtroom on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say he’s violated the link three times now. In June, he was charged with leaving military training without notifying the court. In July, he failed to pay a court bill. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to drinking on September 3 and tampering with his alcohol detection cable on Labor Day.

On Wednesday, Jones was sentenced to two more counts: a four-year felony and a five-year felony.

“This guy is a real job and an embarrassment to all elected officials, and I think he thinks the laws don’t apply to him,” Murphy said in a press release. “More than that, I’m angry. If the handcuff key had caused injury to my staff or another inmate, I don’t know what I would have done, as my primary responsibility is the safety of my staff and inmates.

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