Suspect in Ramen noodles incident caught in Berthold with stolen car

BERTHOLD, N.D. – A man who made headlines months ago for attacking a fellow jail inmate in a dispute over Ramen noodles is back in custody—this time, for being caught with a stolen car in Berthold.

Berthold Police Chief Al Schmidt says he responded to the Berthold Cenex station for a report of a suspicious person. He says he found 33-year-old Jesse Jones trying to open the door of a vehicle he had driven there, after realizing he had locked the keys inside.

Schmidt arrested Jones for driving with a suspended license, and later confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from the Menards parking lot.

Jones remains in custody in the Ward County Jail. Last week he pleaded guilty to assaulting an inmate over Ramen noodles, a common jail currency, and was ordered to time served and restitution.