Louisiana-Monroe's leading scorer expelled, arrested after shooting gun

Updated: July 26, 2008, 9:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- Regena Jackson, a leading scorer on the Louisiana-Monroe women's basketball team last season, was arrested early Saturday for firing a gun from an apartment balcony, a university spokeswoman said, and was dismissed from school.

The spokeswoman, Laura Harris, said nobody was hurt, and university police were called after Jackson threatened several students and staffers, and fired one shot into the air.

They immediately disarmed and arrested Jackson, Harris said.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Joseph said Jackson's bond was set at $50,500. He said Jackson was being held Saturday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, having a gun on a school campus, carrying a gun with an obliterated serial number, aggravated assault and simple battery.

Jackson, 20, averaged 8.7 points per game as a sophomore last season. She played in 30 games and started three, finishing with 48 assists and 43 steals -- both third-most on the team.

Jackson was taking summer classes, Harris said.


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