Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Sex Crime detectives announced the apprehension of wanted suspect, 25-year-old Anthony Jones, for two incidents involving sexual assault, that occurred on May 22, 2017, in the downtown Indianapolis area.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office located Jones during a traffic stop just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Jones was immediately taken into custody on an active warrant for the incidents that occurred on May 22, 2017. He was later transported to the Arrestee Processing Center for booking.
The IMPD would like to thank the MCSO for their efforts in locating and arresting Jones. The IMPD would also like to thank our Media Partners and Community members for raising awareness and their efforts. Thank you!
*NOTE: An updated booking photo will not be available till further notice
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:03 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Sex Crime detectives have identified 25-year-old Anthony Jones, as wanted in connection with two alleged sexual battery cases that occurred in the downtown Indianapolis area on 05/22/2017.
Just after 9 a.m. on 05/22/2017, officers with the IMPD were dispatched to the 400 block of E Market St on reports of a sexual battery that had just occurred. Responding officers met with the female victim who stated that she had been inappropriately touched by a male suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Anthony Jones, while going to her residence. The suspect had fled the area after the alleged incident.
Just before 11 a.m. on 05/22/2017, officers with the IMPD were dispatched to the 100 block of N New Jersey St on reports of a sexual assault. Responding officers met with the female victim who advised that she had been sexually assaulted. The suspect fled the area after the incident.
Sex Crime detectives began aggressively investigating and found the two cases to be related. After gathering sufficient evidence, detectives and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed for a warrant and which was granted. The charges on the warrant range from intimidation to rape. If you see the suspect, do not approach, dial 911 immediately.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (317)262.TIPS(8477). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous. This release may be updated as more information becomes available.
*Note: The attached, unrelated, booking photo is that of the suspect, Anthony Jones