Arkansas lineman arrested after warrant was out for 14 months, Sam Pittman issues statement
An Arkansas offensive lineman is dealing with a legal issue that’s more than a year old, and because of it, will miss some time.
Fayetteville Police arrested Arkansas offensive lineman Jalen St. John on Tuesday, and he was released on bond Wednesday morning, HawgBeat reported.
St. John had a warrant out for his arrest since Sept. 8, 2021, for theft of property, a Class D felony. The redshirt sophomore was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, more than 14 months after Deputy Clerk Natalia Metcalf issued the warrant.
The alleged theft occurred on or about March 14, 2021, according to the criminal information on the Washington County docket report. St. John took the victim’s cell phone without permission and used it to send himself $1,700 from her online bank account, according to the report.
St. John has appeared in all 11 games this season after he entered the transfer portal ahead of the Outback Bowl last season, then returned to the team.
“We are aware of the charges against Jalen St. John,” coach Sam Pittman said in a statement issued through a UA spokesperson Wednesday. “He has been suspended indefinitely while we gather more information from the proper authorities. Once we have that information, we will determine his status with our program moving forward.”