According to ABC 24 News in Memphis, TN, Cannon Smith, quarterback for the University of Memphis football team and son of FedEx founder and CEO Frederick Smith, was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident on Beale Street. Smith was booked into the Shelby County Jail at approximately 4 a.m., and, according to court records, he was later released on $100 bond.
Sgt. Alyssa Macon-Moore, a spokeswoman for the Memphis Police Department, provided this police description of the incident: At about 3:20 a.m., officers from the South Main Station were called to Second and Beale because of a disturbance. They determined that a man later identified as Smith refused to pay a cab fare. When questioned by officers, Smith challenged them to a fight. He then paid the cab driver, but began cursing and threatening officers and refused to leave the scene. The officers arrested Smith and the investigation continues.
A former quarterback at Christian Brothers High and Olive Branch High School, Smith originally committed to Ole Miss out of high school before attending Hargrave Military Academy and University of Miami on his way to Memphis. During his senior season at Olive Branch, he passed for 2,314 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges are examples of misdemeanors that can carry jail time and large fines. If you have been charged with a disorderly conduct, public intoxication or any other misdemeanor offense in the North Mississippi, Desoto County area, contact the Desoto County, MS criminal defense lawyers at Stroud Law Firm in Southaven, MS for a free consultation.