Skip to main content

Fayetteville Police Release Officer's Account Of Baker Mayfield Arrest

Baker Mayfield's mugshot after he was arrested in 2017.

The preliminary police report for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield's arrest has been released.

Saturday morning, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas on four charges - public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. ESPN's Jake Trotter has released the preliminary police report, which contains the officer's account of the incident. We've transcribed it below:

"On 2/25/17 at approximately 2:29 AM I was at Dickson and West when I was flagged down to take an Assault and Battery report. The party who flagged me down was yelling at a man, later identified as Baker Mayfield. I asked Mayfield to stop and talk to me. Mayfield stated he was trying to break up an altercation that had occurred prior to my arrival. I asked Mayfield to stay so I could take his statement for my report.

While talking to the other party involved, Mayfield was yelling profanities and causing a scene. Mayfield was intoxicated. When he first came over to me, he had difficulty walking down a couple stairs. Mayfield's speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayfield's clothing was covered in food. I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to spring away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back. Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would not allow me to place his arms behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield's arm behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs.

Mayfield was transported to Washington County Detention Facility. Upon my arrival there, I transferred Mayfield into Detention Facility Staff."

Mayfield was reportedly released on bond within the past hour.

More updates to come.