FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–
A 22-year-old man has been arrested after he reportedly kidnapped and beat his ex-girlfriend because he was jealous because she had plans to go to the movies with someone else.
The incident began around 4:00 p.m. on September 18th.
The woman says she was in the process of parking her car in the public garage at her friend’s apartment when her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Morris Leonard Jones III, blocked her car in.
The woman says when she recognized who the person was, she immediately rolled up her window, but Jones opened her car door and pulled her out by the hair.
Jones then reportedly took her cell phone and car keys and began fighting with her. He then ordered her to get into his vehicle.
When the woman refused, Jones reportedly picked her up and pushed her into his car. When the woman still refused to get into the car, he pulled out a handgun and said “We both gonna die today,” according to the report.
Jones then got into the vehicle and drove off with the victim. As they approached the 700 block of E. Sunrise Boulevard, the victim tried to get out of the car, however, Jones pulled out his gun again and ordered the victim to get back in the car.
Jones continued driving around with the victim while demanding that she tell him who she was going to the movies with and demanding that she unlock her phone.
The victim refused to unlock her phone and tried to escape at a red light but Jones grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back inside the car.
He then began hitting her in the face with the butt of his gun and driving recklessly as he headed toward Interstate 95.
Once on I-95 Jones threatened to drive them both into a lake and told the victim that he had “nothing to lose.”
Jones turned around and headed south on I-95 until Davie Boulevard where he exited. He then pulled into a parking lot where the victim saw a man loading his fishing gear and ran from the car to him. She asked the man to call 911 but when the man saw Jones, he called the victim a cab instead.
Before the cab arrived, Jones pulled up to the victim, pointed his gun at her, and ordered her to get back in the car.
The victim left with Jones who eventually dropped her off at her apartment.
Jones then went inside the woman’s apartment and grabbed her dog and some other things.
At the same time, the victim went to her neighbor, who called the cops.
Jones threw the victim’s cell phone and keys in the grass before leaving the scene.
Authorities caught up with Jones the following day and arrested him for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and robbery, and more.
The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.