Man facing felony charges after incident on I-55 near the 98 mile marker

Man taken into custody after incident on I-55 near the 98 mile marker

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A man is facing felony charges after an incident on Interstate 55 on Thursday, August 6.

Alonzo Jones, Jr., 34, is accused of choking a baby while standing in the middle of the interstate around the 98 mile marker and pointing a gun at drivers.

He was charged with first-degree domestic assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. His bond was set at $100,000.

According to Cape Girardeau police, an armed man, later identified as Jones, was driving recklessly on I-55 and had a child with him.

Court documents state he used his 11-month-old child as a hostage, and in the process, choked the child while telling officers he was going to kill him.

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