Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones is being held in Dakota County Jail after he was arrested on suspicion of three charges, according to jail records.
Jones, 25, turned himself into Eagan police on Tuesday evening at 4:15 p.m. after officers responded to a domestic incident in which a preliminary investigation found “a verbal altercation between Mr. Jones and a female which turned physical,” according to the Eagan police department. Jones fled the scene before officers arrived to the Country Inn Suites off Highway 55 in Eagan. He eventually turned himself in to police.
Jones, who is yet to be formally charged, is being held on probable cause of three charges: felony-level theft, misdemeanor domestic assault and a gross misdemeanor for interfering with a 911 call. Jones is being held without bail ahead of his first scheduled court appearance on Thursday at noon. A Dakota County district attorney spokesperson said more information will be available when Jones is formally charged Thursday.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman released a statement regarding Jones.
“We are aware of the situation involving Cayleb Jones and are in the process of gathering more information. Further comment will be provided at the appropriate time,” Spielman’s statement read.
Jones has previously been charged with second-degree felonious assault by Austin police in 2013, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The charge was reduced to misdemeanor assault in April 2013 after police allege he threw a punch that broke the jaw of a then-University of Texas tennis player. Jones pleaded no contest to the case, served two years of probation and transferred from the Longhorns to the University of Arizona that summer.
Jones is currently suspended the first four games of this season for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
He joined the Vikings in December 2016 and spent last season on the Vikings’ practice squad.