Jalen Mills' attorney says his client did not hit woman
Michelle Southern Reporting
The attorney for LSU defensive back Jalen Mills says his client is innocent and the woman he's accused of hitting is not telling the truth about what happened. Brent Stockstill says he's received information from other people who witnessed the incident where a woman was allegedly punched in the mouth on May 4th.
"They've told me that what is in the arrest warrant is not accurate," said Stockstill.
Baton Rouge Police arrested Mills Wednesday and charged him with felony second degree battery. BRPD said the 20-year-old LSU football player hit a woman who later identified Mills as her attacker in a police lineup.
Stockstill says witnesses version of what happened is not consistent with the arrest warrant.
"Everyone assumes that what we see in the arrest warrant is true so they want to convict Mr. Mills," said Stockstill. "I think the better course would be to let all parties properly investigate this and then we'll make a decision."
LSU announced Wednesday following the arrest that Mills has been suspended from the football team indefinitely. Coach Les Miles is not commenting further pending the investigation.
Stockstill says there were several people around when this incident took place and people shouldn't be so quick to judge.
"This country was built upon innocent until proven guilty," said Stockstill. "All you have here is an allegation."
Stockstill says he plans to present his case to the District Attorney who will then decide the next course of action. A bond hearing has been set for late July.