Tokyo bronze medalist facing criminal charges

American Oshae Jones was arrested in her hometown over the weekend. She won a boxing bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 in the welterweight division

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Boxing - Women's Welterweight - Medal Ceremony - Kokugikan Arena - Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Bronze medallist Oshae Jones of the United States receives flowers  during the medal ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Boxing - Women's Welterweight - Medal Ceremony - Kokugikan Arena - Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Bronze medallist Oshae Jones of the United States receives flowers during the medal ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Luis Robayo

Olympic bronze medalist boxer Oshae Jones is facing three criminal charges after an incident in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.

Local police officers were called to the scene on Sunday July 31 to break up “a large scene of people participating in a course of disorderly conduct.”

Toledo police officers allege Jones failed to obey orders and began to resist arrest by pulling away from officers as they tried to handcuff her.

On August 1 Jones appeared in Toledo Municipal Court and plead not guilty to charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and failure to disperse. She was released and is due back in court later this month.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics -  Boxing - Women's Welterweight - Semifinal - Kokugikan Arena - Tokyo, Japan - August 4, 2021 - Oshae Jones of the United States after her fight against Gu Hong of China Pool via REUTERS/Buda Mendes
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Boxing - Women's Welterweight - Semifinal - Kokugikan Arena - Tokyo, Japan - August 4, 2021 - Oshae Jones of the United States after her fight against Gu Hong of China Pool via REUTERS/Buda Mendes

Last summer Jones won Olympic bronze in the welterweight division at the Tokyo 2020 Games. She lost to Gu Hong of China in the semifinals. Her brother Otha boxed at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Jones was the toast of the town after Tokyo, having received a key to the city from the mayor of Toledo along with a parade in her honor.