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07-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Posted by Michael David Smith on June 29, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested overnight in Washington and taken to D.C. jail.

The Indianapolis Star reports that an employee of the jail confirmed that Lefeged was arrested, but no other information about what led to the arrest or what charges he is facing are currently available.

Lefeged grew up in the D.C. suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland and played his college football at Rutgers. He has played in all 32 games since joining the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

A Colts spokesman said the team had no information about Lefegedís arrest.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. ET: D.C. Police say Lefeged faces charges including carrying a pistol without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition. He was a passenger in a car that fled from police after a traffic stop, and when police eventually stopped the car, they found a gun they believe belongs to Lefeged

07-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Low-tech police work connects Lefeged to gun

Posted by Mike Florio on July 2, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

In this age of CSI, it’s refreshing to see a crime or two solved by some good, old-fashioned, low-tech police work.

For Colts defensive back Joe Lefeged and his allegedly illegal possession of a .40-caliber handgun, it doesn’t get much lower tech.

According to Jill Disis of USA Today, documents show that the gun was purchased by Lefeged in February 2013. And the most damning document — the receipt for the purchase — actually was in the car with the gun.

Lefeged was held without bail pending a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday morning. Complicating matters for Lefeged and the driver of the car in which he was riding is an alleged effort to flee the police stop, and then ditched the car and ran away.

Lefeged was apprehended. The driver is still at large.

Lefeged faces charges of carrying a firearm without license, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing unregistered ammunition, having a firearm in a motor vehicle, and possession of an open container of alcohol.