Suns’ Jackson faces felony charge after arrest

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested in Miami this weekend and faces a felony charge of escape and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, according to online court records.

Jackson has an arraignment hearing scheduled for June 10, according to the records. reported that Jackson was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens, Florida, after he attempted to enter the VIP area too many times without a proper pass. He was reportedly handcuffed by police and then ran away from the officers.

Arizona Sports 98.7 reports that the Suns are aware of the incident and are gathering more information.

Jackson, 22, averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 79 games (29 starts) last season, his second in the NBA since the Suns made him the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Kansas.

Before entering the NBA, Jackson agreed to enter a diversion program in 2017 to settle a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage stemming from a confrontation with a Kansas women’s basketball player in 2016.

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