By JEFF OTTERBEIN email@example.comHartford Courant
July 9, 2009, 10:05 a.m.
NEW BRITAIN, CT—
Tebucky Jones Jr., the 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver entering his senior year at New Britain High School and being recruited by various Division I schools -- including UConn -- was arrested on May 7 and faces numerous charges.
Jones got into a fight with a fellow student at New Britain High, according to the New Britain Police Department. At the time, the student did not want to press charges but the school did and he was charged with disorderly conduct. On May 14, the victim decided he wanted to press charges and gave police a statement, saying he was attacked by three kids and that Jones was on top of him and grabbing him by the neck. Jones allegedly slammed the victim to the floor and into a locker room door, according to police.
The case file, which says Jones was born in 1992, lists six charges: second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful restraint, seconddegree reckless endangerment, second-degree conspiracy to commit assault and second-degree breach of peace.
Jones is due in court July 17.
He has said UConn is the front-runner and the Huskies have offered a scholarship. Jones caught 33 passes for 536 yards and six touchdowns last season. He is the son of Tebucky Jones, the former New Britain High School, Syracuse University and NFL player.
Staff writer Hilda Munoz contributed to this story.