Judge Russ Jones has been a resident of Eastern Yuma County for over forty years. After graduation from Antelope Union High School, Judge Jones moved to Phoenix where he graduated from The Law Enforcement Training Academy. Upon graduation as a Department of Public Safety Officer, he received his first assignment to the Dateland Sub Station. Judge Jones served the East County for 29.5 years as a patrol officer. After retiring from the Department of Public Safety in April 2010, Judge Russ Jones was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 for the Wellton Justice Court in November 2010. He was appointed Magistrate for the Town of Wellton in January 2011. Judge Jones has been married since 1984 to Martha Yardley-Jones and they have three children.