Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson arrested in Florida

Posted at 10:52 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 15:14:22-04

MIAMI GARDENS, FL — Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was reportedly arrested in Florida over the weekend.

According to a report from Andy Slater, a Miami area sports reporter, Jackson was attending a music festival when he attempted to access a VIP area.

Jackson was reportedly told several times that he was not allowed in the area, but refused to leave.

Jackson was allegedly told to sit on a golf cart and stay still by an officer after the incident, but got up and ran away.

A foot pursuit began and eventually backup officers caught up to Jackson and took him into custody.

Court records show Jackson has been charged with a felony for escape and a misdemeanor for resisting an officer.

Jackson was given a $1,000 bond, according to court records.

The 22-year-old Jackson was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the fourth pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

The Phoenix Suns did not immediately return a request for comment.