Probationer arrested again for using ‘ice’


U.S. Marshals arrested on Wednesday Evengelyn Eudora Conrad Jones, a woman on federal probation for visa fraud conviction who allegedly used methamphetamine or “ice” again on several occasions and committed other violations.

Federal agents served on Jones an arrest warrant issued by U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona last June 17.

Manglona issued the arrest warrant after the U.S. Probation Office recommended the revocation of Jones’ supervised release for noncompliance.

Manglona set the revocation hearing for today, Friday, at 1:30pm. Attorney David G. Banes was appointed as counsel for Jones.

According to U.S. Probation Officer Gregory F. Arriola, Jones submitted to drug testing and tested presumptive positive for “ice” use last May 23 and 31, and June 3.

Arriola said the defendant admitted to using “ice” last May 23 and 31, and on June 6, 11, and 13.

Arriola said among the reasons that the defendant cited for using “ice” again was that she got into an argument with her stepmother that caused her great stress and feeling of disappointment.

Arriola said Jones also failed to attend her counseling sessions last June 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, and 15.

Arriola said Jones also failed to appear as directed for drug testing last June 10 and 11, and also failed to follow the instructions of the probation officer to report to the U.S. Probation Office last June 1 and 2.

Last Sept. 18, Manglona revoked Jones’ term of supervised release for using “ice” and marijuana, consuming alcoholic beverages, and failing to appear for random drug testing and counseling sessions.

Jones then received a nine-month jail sentence, with credit of time served followed by a 27-month of supervised release. The supervised release commenced on April 25, 2016.

At the Jan. 20, 2015 revocation hearing, Jones did not show up in court. This prompted Manglona to order for her arrest.

At the revocation hearing on Feb. 3, 2015, Jones admitted to the violations alleged in the petition to revoke the pretrial release.

Jones had entered a guilty plea to the charge of visa fraud. In June 2015, she was slapped with a 10-month prison term. She was ordered to serve five months out of the 10 months imprisonment under home confinement.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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