Once he was out of the driveway, Jones stopped the car, allowing Rubincan to grab onto the driver's side mirror of the truck and hoist herself onto the running boards. Jones put the car back into drive and continued down Hampton road, his wife still clinging to the side, the complaint states.
At one point, Jones sped up and turned quickly onto Sweetbrier Road. Rubincan lost her grip when Jones rolled up the driver's side window. The truck's back tire rolled over her when she hit the ground, the complaint states.
Rubincan has pins and rods in her lower back and right knee and "has a long road to recovery," according to the complaint.
On Wednesday, Kanawha County assistant prosecutor Adam Campbell objected to placing Jones in the rehab facility. Pinecrest is not a secure facility and there is nothing to prevent Jones from leaving, Campbell said.
Jones' lawyer, Tim Carrico, said that his client does not have a criminal record other than the fraud conviction for which he is serving a stint on probation. Carrico also said that the evidence in the Rubincan case indicates that Jones' wife simply fell off the truck.
"This is not a felony case," Carrico said.
Kaufman rescheduled the probation violation hearing for Jan. 25.
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