NMSU Players Arrested in Las Cruces
Sunday, April 11: Two New Mexico State Men's Basketball players, Junior Jahmar Young and Redshirt Freshman Jacoby Patton. Young was charged Sunday by Las Cruces police with battery on a peace officer., while Patton was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Details of the incident were not immediately available, and NMSU athletics declined to comment to Newschannel 9. The 23-year-old Young was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and released on bond. Young was convicted in 2008 of battery and assault after an on-campus incident in which he was accused of exposing himself to a woman in campus housing the previous year. He accepted a plea deal that allowed him to avoid jail time. The deal included a one-year deferred sentence, unsupervised probation, 15 hours of community service and a sexual harassment awareness course. NMSU officials have told Newschannel 9's Beau Bagley that Young is in school, despite making himself available for the NBA Draft. Young has not hired an agent.