(ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Florida)– St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man after he allegedly pointed a handgun at them as they tried to serve him felony warrants.
Deputies arrived at a house in the 3000 block of Avenue R in the Fort Pierce area and prepared to apprehend 39-year-old Marques Deon Jones.
Jones was wanted in connection to a domestic incident in Port St. Lucie and faces charges of attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, and felony battery.
Sheriff Ken Mascra, speaking on behalf of his deputies, said Jones spotted the law enforcement agents, ran to a car, and retrieved a firearm.
Jones then began fleeing from the deputies and, according to the arrest affidavit, pointed the weapon at the pursuing authorities.
Fearing for their safety, one of the deputies opened fire on Jones, who dropped to the ground and threw away his weapon.
While Jones did not return fire, he was found to have a white powdery substance on his person that tests would later confirm to be cocaine during his arrest.
Jones is currently in custody at St. Lucie County Jail and faces multiple charges including possession of cocaine, possession of a weapon and/or ammo by a convicted felon, two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement, and resisting arrest without violence.