March 29, 2021
RE: Man in possession of Meth arrested for Burglary
Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Ammon Division arrested 27 year old Brandon M. Jones last Saturday afternoon after responding to a report of a Burglary at the Ammon Walmart. At approximately 3:10pm, Walmart employees called dispatch to report a man who left their store with two TV’s, loaded them into a pickup truck and began to drive away. Dispatch broadcast a description of the suspect and the pickup truck he was driving to Deputies who were responding to the area, advising that the stolen TV’s could be seen in the back. Walmart staff also advised the man was a suspect in multiple previous thefts from the store.
Moments later a Deputy observed the suspect vehicle near Derrold Ave. and 25th E. but lost sight of it while attempting to navigating traffic to get behind it. Another Deputy in that area located the vehicle leaving a business behind the Edwards Theater Complex and head into the neighborhood on S. Eagle Dr. Deputies were able to make a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle near Falcon Dr. and 17th St., identifying Mr. Jones as the driver.
As Deputies spoke with Mr. Jones he appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotics and at first told Deputies he bought the TV’s online. Mr. Jones then pleaded with Deputies to let him just return the TV’s to the store. Deputies placed Mr. Jones under arrest and during an inventory of his vehicle located items of drug paraphernalia indicating Heroin a
nd Methamphetamine use. Deputies also located a container with just under 2 grams of Methamphetamine inside.
Walmart staff was able to retrieve their TV’s from Mr. Jones vehicle and Deputies transported him to the Bonneville County Jail. Mr. Jones was booked for Felony charges of Burglary and Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jones was also issued citations relating to his expired Driver’s License and vehicle Registration and Failure to Provide Insurance.