Arkansas man arrested in Lake County on nationwide warrants Friday morning

LAKE COUNTY – Friday morning, Trooper Smith and Trooper Galvan were investigating a vehicle crash on I-80/94 near Indianapolis Blvd.  During that investigation, a routine license check was done on the drivers, during which it was discovered a nationwide extradition warrant was active on one of them.  Myron L. Jones, 26, from Moro, Arkansas, was wanted on a full extradition warrant from Memphis, TN.

The handgun that was in Jones’ posession

It was later determined that Jones was in possession of a handgun.  Due to his being a fugitive of justice as defined by the new Indiana handgun law, he is being charged locally with carrying a handgun by a prohibited person – a Class A Misdemeanor.

Jones was transported to the Lake County Jail where he awaits extradition to Tennessee. He was arrested on a warrant that included aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, reckless endangerment, theft of property, vandalism, and domestic assault.