Brother of Jordan Jefferson is charged with resisting arrest by force
A newly signed defensive back for LSU, the brother of former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, is facing criminal charges in Jefferson Parish stemming from an incident which occurred February 2 during the Krewe of Caesar parade.
According to reports by Fox 8 and nola.com, 18-year-old Rickey Jefferson attacked a sheriff's deputy who was trying to arrest an acquaintance of his.
It's alleged that Jefferson struck Deputy Joshua Collins during the incident along Veterans Boulevard near the Lakeside Shopping Center, just days before Jefferson signed a letter of intent to play for LSU.
Jefferson has been charged with resisting arrest by force or violence by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney. Conviction on such a charge carries a sentence of one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
Jefferson initally was booked with battery on a police officer, interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest.