OU Signee Arrested For Assault

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 7:36 pm
By: News 9


LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Justin Chaisson, a defensive end who recently signed to play for the University of Oklahoma, was arrested in Las Vegas March 24 for assaulting his 15-year-old girlfriend by holding her with a screw driver to her neck and making threats toward her.

According to police, Chaisson went to his girlfriend's school to talk to her, which resulted in an argument witnessed by the school administrator.

After the dispute, the school official made sure the girl was okay. The 15-year-old then left the school with Chaisson following behind her, stopping at a nearby shopping district.

She then got into Chaisson's vehicle, and the two drove to another intersection in Las Vegas.

The girl then escaped from Chaisson's vehicle. The two got into another argument and Chaisson grabbed the girl by her jaw and put a screwdriver to her neck. He also made threats to the 15-year-old.

A friend who had been following the two attempted to rescue the girl, but Chaisson was able to grab his girlfriend again, forcing her into his car.

Chaisson and the 15-year-old girl travelled to a residential neighborhood, where he let the girl out of his car. She immediately called police and a warrant was issued on March 23.

Chaisson was arrested the following day and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, coercion with a deadly weapon, coercion-force, false imprisonment, and three counts of battery.