The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office arrest report lists a Justin Cox with a domestic violence charge on Monday. Per multiple reports, including the Clarion Ledger, that would be the same Justin Cox who is a defensive back with the Kansas City Chiefs and formerly with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Cox signed with the Chiefs after he went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft last May. There are three charges against Cox: aggravated domestic assault, burglary of a residence and trespassing. The Clarion Ledger has more details:
The alleged incident occurred at the Aspen Heights apartment complex on Monday. Authorities received a call around 1 p.m. Cox was quickly determined to be a suspect. He was later arrested in West Point and transferred back to Starkville where he was booked at 4 p.m. Cox is still in custody and bond has not yet been set. An arraignment is expected on Tuesday.
This is the second arrest for Cox in the last year, and the second one involving domestic violence. It looks like these incidents happened at the same apartment complex (or an apartment complex with the same name). His pre-draft profile alluded to concern from teams due to the first arrest, which got him suspended indefinitely from Mississippi State. NFL teams don't have patience for these types of things, especially from undrafted players trying to make the team. We very well could soon be calling him former Chiefs defensive back Justin Cox.
West Point native & former MSU/EMCC football player Justin Cox was charged w/ domestic violence in Starkville today. pic.twitter.com/oRQd52oFDQ— Robby Donoho (@RobbyDonoho) July 20, 2015