UPDATE: Timothy Jones, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after failing to return to a community residential facility, was arrested after officers had to tased him.
Police said they located Jones in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue just after 1:15 a.m Thursday morning. He initially gave officers a false name when they asked him to identify himself and then fled on foot when they moved to arrest him.
Officers caught up with him at the corner of Vancouver and Johnson Streets. He then armed himself with a piece of broken glass and refused to comply with officers’ directions.
While armed with the glass he caused a non-life-threatening injury to himself.
Officers deployed OC spray, and when that was unsuccessful, deployed a CEW. The CEW deployment was successful and he was taken into custody without further incident.
BC Emergency Health Services paramedics arrived and transported Jones to hospital, as is required by policy any time a CEW is deployed. He was treated for his injury, medically cleared and then returned to VicPD cells to await transport to a regional correctional facility.
VicPD are seeking the public’s help in locating a 55-year-old man who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after he failed to return to his designated community residential facility.
Timothy Jones is described as a Caucasian man, standing 5’10” tall, with a medium build, weighing around 148 pounds.
He has brown hair and brown eyes, and reportedly has had his head shaved recently. He also wears his facial hair as a grey goatee.
Jones has criminal convictions dating back to 1985 which include sexual offences, assault causing bodily harm, flight from police and being unlawfully at large.
Police ask that anyone who sees Timothy Jones, do not approach him; call 911.
Anyone with information about Jones’ whereabouts should call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.