Man wanted for dragging woman by arm while driving away

Lydell Jones, 23 (SBSO)
Lydell Jones, 23 (SBSO)

Violet, La. - Police are looking for 23-year-old Lydell Jones for dragging a 22-year-old Violet woman by her arm for 50 feet while quickly driving away after an argument and injuring her as she tumbled in the street.

The incident happened last Friday around 9 p.m. in the 3300 block of Stacie Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the woman complained of pain to her right side, back, neck and also had brush burns on her elbows and knees from hitting the ground while being dragged.

Investigators estimated she was dragged about 50 feet, trying to run as best she could, before hitting the ground when Jones released her arm.

The woman told police she and Jones, who know each other, had gotten into an altercation in her home over a personal matter and she asked him to leave.

He complied, going to his vehicle, she said, and she left the house to go across the street to see a neighbor because she was scared.

As she stepped into the street, Jones allegedly pulled along side her in his Nissan SUV, reached outside the driver's window and grabbed her by an arm. Jones then accelerated quickly, continuing to hold on to her, according to a sheriff's report of the incident.

Jones, who has served time in prison for drug convictions, drove away after releasing her to the ground and wasn't found at the time by deputies, the report said.

Police say the woman was treated at a local hospital for her injuries and later released.

Anyone with any information on Jones' whereabouts is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.