Josh Jackson arrested at music festival, charged with resisting arrest and escape

photo by: AP Photo/David Zalubowski

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Authorities say Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested after refusing to leave a VIP area at a South Florida hip-hop festival this past weekend.

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.

An officer said Jackson was told to leave a VIP area because he didn’t have a pass. The report said Jackson left, returned and then refused to leave, prompting the officer to handcuff Jackson and remove him from the area.

According to the report, Jackson was told to sit on a golf cart but ran away when the officer wasn’t looking. Jackson was located a short time later and taken to jail.

Jackson was released Saturday on $1,000 bail. His next hearing in June 10.

Shortly following his one season playing at KU (2016-17), Jackson was convicted in Lawrence Municipal Court of hitting an unattended vehicle.

And in a separate criminal damage case he signed a diversion agreement regarding a misdemeanor criminal damage to property case filed against him. Jackson was accused of arguing with then KU women’s basketball player McKenzie Calvert outside a Lawrence bar in Dec., 2016. During that argument he reportedly hit and kicked Calvert’s car.

The Suns drafted Jackson fourth overall in 2017. This past year, during his second season in the NBA, Jackson averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists while playing 25.2 minutes per game for Phoenix.


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