Suns F Josh Jackson charged with resisting arrest and escape in Florida


A Miami-Dade police report stated Jackson, once a basketball player at the University of Kansas, was arrested Friday night and charged with resisting arrest and escape at the Rolling Loud Festival, which was held Friday through Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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, 22, faces charges of resisting arrest without violence and escape.

An officer said Jackson was told to leave a VIP area because he didn't have a pass.

He was assigned a hearing date of June 10.

The allegations against the Suns' guard get even more weird when Slater describes how he allegedly "ran away" after the cops handcuffed him. Once the officer's attention was focused elsewhere, Jackson took off running, but was later found by other officers.

After being instructed to sit on a nearby golf cart, Jackson soon stood up and started to walk away.

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

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson got arrested this weekend.

During his lone season at Kansas, he was charged with one count of criminal damage to property, less than $1,000 after he allegedly kicked the vehicle of a woman basketball player, who claimed he threatened to "beat her ass".