Posted: Jun 17, 2014 9:17 PM by Jason Newton
Updated: Jun 18, 2014 8:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - There are two sides to every story and the lawyer for LSU cornerback Jalen Mills is hoping that the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office is persuaded by the suspect's version of what took place leading up to his arrest last week.
"It's my belief, that based on the info I have, there shouldn't be charges filed," said Brent Stockstill, Mills' attorney.
"Jalen Mill's statement was not taken until after police arrested him," Stockstill said. "So they only had one half of the story when they made the arrest."
Mills was arrested by Baton Rouge Police, accused of punching a woman at an apartment complex near LSU's campus, last week. For the altercation, Mills faces felony battery charges. But Stockstill said Mills and a new eyewitness could be key in clearing his client's name.
District Attorney Hillar Moore said his office has not received Mills' file, but will investigate and interview witnesses when it arrives, which could take several weeks.
Mills has been suspended from the LSU football team indefinitely.