Report: Kendrick Perkins Arrested

UPDATE: It was originally reported that Jackson was also arrested, but those reports were false.

by Ryne Nelson

Kendrick Perkins was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct early this morning, according to a Beaumont TV station.

KFDM reports Perkins was taken to Jefferson County Correctional Facility in Perkins’ hometown of Beaumont, TX at 4:17 a.m. and released minutes later.

KFDM has confirmed that NBA star Kendrick Perkins was arrested in Beaumont early Saturday morning. He was booked into the Jefferson County jail around 4:00a.m. on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The charges are a class C misdemeanor. Per Texas penal code 12.23, an individual guilty of a class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500. Perkins posted bond of $150 shortly after being booked and were released.

Perk was in town to host a celebrity game and hold a camp for area kids. The game, which was scheduled for Friday, was allegedly cancelled after Perkins had an incident in Stephen Jackson‘s Port Arthur home late Thursday.

The arrest comes after Perkins reportedly had an accident at Stephen Jackson’s home in Port Arthur late Thursday night. KFDM confirmed a 27 year old male was taken from Jackson’s home by ambulance to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. The subject was treated for minor injuries and released.

The NBA can’t further discipline him because of the lockout.