Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome arrested on marijuana charges
UPDATE (April 7, 2016)– Newsome agreed to a plea deal and possession of marijuana charges were dropped. Read more here.
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2016) – A noise complaint led to the arrest of an Indianapolis Colts player on possession of marijuana charges.
According to Zionsville police, Jonathan Newsome was arrested early Wednesday morning. Police arrived around 2 a.m. after someone complained about loud music coming from his apartment. During the investigation, officers found marijuana on the premises.
Police said Newsome cooperated with authorities as he was taken into custody on two counts of possession of marijuana and transported to the Boone County Jail.
The Colts drafted Newsome out of Ball State University in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He led the team with 6.5 sacks in his rookie season in Indianapolis.
The team released the following statement following the arrest:
“We’re aware of reports that Jonathan Newsome was arrested in Zionsville this morning but until we have had an opportunity to review the facts relevant to the case, it would be inappropriate for us to make a comment.”