Source: Arrest warrant issued for suspect in BCS Case
POSTED: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 9:40pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 9:43pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU) - — An arrest warrant was signed late Thursday in connection with the videotaped assault of an incapacitated LSU football fan in the hours following the Jan. 9 BCS Championship game in New Orleans.
Multiple sources confirmed to the I-Team that Orleans Parish Magistrate Commissioner Robert Blackburn signed the warrant for arrest on two charges: sexual battery and obscenity.
The development clears the way for the arrest and booking of Brian Downing. Reports earlier Thursday indicated that Downing and his attorney were en route from Russell County, Ala., to New Orleans to meet with NOPD detectives. At the time, however, no arrest warrant had been issued.