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Man indicted on charges of intimidating police

Reported by: Kelsey Thomas
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Updated: 8/18/2014 7:14 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – Brian Lee Jones was indicted Wednesday on charges of intimidating a public officer and resisting a public officer with a dangerous weapon during a June 14 incident.

The situation occurred one week after the ambush killings of Metropolitan Police Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and on the same day that Officer Beck’s memorial service was held.

The incident started out with a call from a mother who stated she could not get her son, identified as Jones, 43, out of her home, in which he also lived.

According to the police report, during that call Jones took the phone away from his mother and told the dispatcher his disdain for law enforcement stating, “I hate cops” and that “the situation could go south, I don’t care.”

As officers Michael Eddington and Eric Sokolowski arrived on North 23rd Street, they encountered Jones in the middle of the road, according to the report.

Jones began to shout obscenities at the officers and demanded that they kill him as he took a 3-to 4-inch knife out of his right pocket, according to the report.

Taking the situation further, Jones put the knife to his neck and again told the officers to kill him while taking a few steps toward Sokolowski, before retreating, stopping on the sidewalk near his parents’ home.

While Jones was on the sidewalk, Eddington retrieved his low-lethal shotgun from his patrol car and positioned himself with a barrier between himself and Jones, in the event Jones charged at him.

Jones, as he had several times before, told the police to kill him, but Eddington noted it was a Saturday and that multiple children were outside. He wanted to diffuse the situation without violence. After multiple failed attempts at getting the officers to fire on him, Jones put his knife down, raised his hands above his head and surrendered to police.

Once Eddington got Jones in front of his patrol car, the suspect kept trying to face him and told him that “he could make this way more difficult” and then referenced the CiCi’s incident.

“Next time you’re at CiCi’s I hope I’m there so you’ll be dead,” Jones told Eddington, according to the report.

After receiving permission to search Jones’ room at his parents’ home, officers found graffiti on the walls that read “cop killer” among obscenities.

En route to the Clark County Detention Center, Jones told police he had access to weapons and that the next time they encountered him he would not make it so easy on them.

Jones has a lengthy criminal history with charges including multiple battery domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon and being an ex-felon failing to change address.


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