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LSU football class of 2013 signee Jefferson charged with resisting arrest by violence

New Orleans, La. - FOX 8 has learned that Rickey Jefferson, a class of 2013 signee to the LSU football program, was charged with resisting arrest by violence in early February.

The 18-year-old Jefferson is a cornerback from Destrehan High and the little brother of former Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Members of the Jefferson Parish Narcotics Division were working in plain clothes around Severn Avenue in Metairie on February 2nd at the Caesar parade, concentrating their attention on the Macy's parking lot, deputies deemed a hot spot for criminal activity.

While a detective was placing a teen in handcuffs and interviewing the teen, Jefferson and two others approached the detective.  Deputies say one of the teens with Jefferson, David Sampson, started getting too close to the detective.  They say Sampson was warned twice to back away.

After telling the detective an expletive, he walked away from the detective leading the detective to have to chase him.

This is where deputies say Jefferson got involved.  When the detective was cuffing Sampson, they say Jefferson and Joe Sharp started punching the detective a number of times.

They also say Jefferson and Sharp tried to block the detective from getting Sampson again, who ran away while the scuffle was going on.

Eventually all three were arrested.  Deputies booked Jefferson with resisting arrest by violence.

He signed a national letter of intent with LSU four days later on February 6th.  As of Tuesday, LSU was not aware of the incident and had nothing to say on the matter.

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