OU football recruit arrested

Saturday, April 28th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) _ A University of Oklahoma football recruit was released on bail after police arrested him for allegedly running from them during a party, records show.

Glenpool police took Kejuan Jones, of Jenks, into custody April 20 on a complaint of resisting an officer. Jones was booked at the city jail and was released after posting $525 bail, documents show.

Jones, 18, rushed for 1,725 yards and 30 touchdowns last season, helping Jenks to its fifth consecutive state title. He signed a national letter of intent to play for the Sooners.

Police reportedly were responding to a loud party complaint at about 11:15 p.m. that day when Jones was spotted running from a residence. With a pursuing Glenpool police officer telling Jones to stop, the teen-ager allegedly ran to the end of the street and jumped a fence. He tripped and fell and was taken into custody, records show.

Officers said roughly 30 of 50 ``high school-aged kids'' at the party ran from the area, knocking down a privacy fence, reports indicate.

The homeowner, Richard Duane McLean, 51, told authorities that he knew of the party but left after it got ``out of hand.'' He later returned to the home after being reached by a police dispatcher.

McLean was arrested on complaints of public intoxication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Before leaving to go to a Tulsa bar, he reportedly walked around giving ``high-fives'' and videotaping some of the party, where he said some juveniles were smoking marijuana and drinking.