The felony charges filed this week in Las Vegas against Tennessee Titans’ cornerback Pacman Jones, and his subsequent surrender Friday, had ramifications in Murfreesboro, TN. Based on the actions of Las Vegas authorities, Rutherford County district attorney Bill Whitesell filed a petition Friday afternoon for reinstatement of a local case against Jones, according to The Tennessean.
Charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication were brought against Jones following an altercation Aug. 25, 2006 at the Sweetwater Saloon. General Sessions Judge David Loughry agreed to a six-month retirement of those charges at a preliminary hearing on Jan. 11 and ordered Jones to appear on July 5, at which time charges could be dropped and Jones’ record could be expunged if he met all agreement conditions.
“The conditions were to abide by the terms set forth by the NFL and by the Titans and to conduct himself in a good and lawful manner,” Whitesell said. “The charges filed against him in Las Vegas put into question whether he conducted himself in a good and lawful manner.” Roger May, Jones’ attorney in the local case, was out of the office Friday afternoon and did not return a message left there.