LSU rising junior defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree battery, nola.com are reporting.
According to the Baton Rouge Police's probable cause report cited that was obtained by WAFB, Mills is being accused of punching a female victim in the face in May in an incident which took place at the apartment complex where Mills lives. A prison spokesperson told nola.com he remains in Baton Rouge Parish Prison while awaiting bond.
LSU sports information official Michael Bonnette has come out and said that Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the Tigers football team for the foreseeable future.
According to the probable cause report, the victim is said to have knocked on Mills' door while looking for a friend. She exchanged words with the football player, and abruptly had the door closed in her face.
She was allegedly walking away when she heard someone address her, turned, and was punched in the face by a man that she would later identify in a six-person police lineup as Jalen Mills.
The report claims the woman briefly lost consciousness and had to receive four stitches from a medic to close a cut on her lip.
Police contacted Mills by phone May 29 but he was not back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana until the start of summer school. An appointment to meet with police was made for June 10 and the arrest warrant was issued after Mills failed to turn up to the meeting and also stopped returning calls from the officials.
Mills is a two-year starter who earned freshman All-American honors as a cornerback in 2012 before moving to safety late in the 2013 season. He was the Tigers' third-leading tackler in 2013 and was expected to be a starter again this year.