Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chris Jones Pleads Not Guilty, Placed Under Home Incarceration

Former Louisville player Chris Jones pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another.

Jones was released on home incarceration in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Two other men have also been charged with rape and sodomy

Here are details from the Courier-Journal:

The warrant, signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King, says that one of the women was hospitalized Sunday and able to identify Jones as her assailant. One of the women is 19 and the other 20, according to the warrant.

A second warrant says Jones, along with two other people, forced a woman to have intercourse and oral sex. She also identified Jones as a U of L player, according to the warrant. She was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where she was treated.

Those defendants have been arrested and are to be arraigned Thursday morning in Jefferson County Jail. Jessie Halladay, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Attorney's Office , identified them as Tyvon Walker and Jalen Tilford. Walker was charged with one count of rape and Tilford with one count of rape and one count of sodomy.

Complete Article

Defense attorney Rib Eggert asked that the University of Louisville be ordered to preserve video surveillance tapes, saying they will show Jones is innocent.

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