Joseph Lefeged Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:12:35 pm EDT, June 29, 2013| Updated:1:16 pm EDT, June 29, 2013|
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Joseph Lefeged arrested, Indiana Colts Indianapolis players guns charged

Indianapolis Colts' safety Joseph Lefeged, 25, was picked up overnight by police in Washington D.C., reports NBC 4.

Here's what you need to know...

1. Lefeged Was Arrested After a High-Speed Pursuit

Lefeged and a man named Timothy Wilson, 23, fled police after being stopped at a routine traffic checkpoint. D.C. cops gave chase and caught up to the pair at the 4200 block of Blaine Street Northeast at 12:05 a.m. on Saturday June 29.


2. Cops Found a Gun in the Car

Joseph Lefeged arrested, Indiana Colts Indianapolis players guns charged.

David Reed #16 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles Joe Lefeged #35 of the Indianapolis Colts on a kick return during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Upon further inspection police also found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.


3. Lefeged is Facing Multiple Charges

Joseph Lefeged arrested, Indiana Colts Indianapolis players guns charged.

DeVier Posey #11 of the Houston Texans is hit by Joe Lefeged #35 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Texans 28-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Both men are charged with carrying a firearm without license, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition and presence of a firearm in a motor vehicle.


4. The Colts Are Staying Silent

The Colts have made no statement on Lefeged's arrest. His arrest comes just days after Lefeged's fellow NFL star, Aaron Hernandez, was charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in Massachusetts.


5. Lefeged Has Been With the Colts Since 2011

Joseph Lefeged arrested, Indiana Colts Indianapolis players guns charged

Joseph Lefeged's stats via Colts.com.

Lefeged is a native of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He played high-school ball in nearby Germantown before moving on to play for Rutgers. He was drafted as a free-agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2011.

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