According to RedStickNow.com – Baton Rouge Crime News, LSU starting defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested for second degree battery.
According to the police warrant, Mills punched a female victim in the mouth in May of this year. The incident happened at his Highland Road apartment complex. The victim said she knocked on Mills’ apartment door looking for her friend. Mills opened the door and then closed it again, and she tried knocking once more. After no response, the victim walked away down the hall. She then heard someone say something to her and Mills reportedly punched her when she turned around. The victim fell briefly unconscious on the pavement, and she needed four stitches to close the cut on her lip.
The victim identified Mills in a six-person lineup. A witness also came forward and corroborated the victim’s statement.
Investigators contacted Mills May 29, and he was in Houston, Texas, at the time and said he wouldn’t be back until June 9. Investigators then made an appointment to speak with Mills on June 10, which he skipped and did not return phone calls or voicemails.
A felony warrant was issued, and Mills was arrested on a single count of second degree battery and is currently awaiting a bond hearing.
Mills played mostly corner last season, but he transitioned into a full-time safety role this spring. The rising junior made 67 tackles last season, along with three INTs and six passes defended.
Updated: LSU SID Michael Bonnette said Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the team.
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