Colts safety Joe Lefeged was released from jail Tuesday, but several new pieces of information emerged during his hearing which “bothered” the judge who let him go.
Lefeged was arrested Saturday on gun charges outside Washington D.C.
According to Keith Alexander of the Washington Post, prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan that Lefeged’s gun was loaded, and that he was using drugs at the time he tried to run from police.
Prosecutor Ben Schrader, while trying to prevent Lefeged’s release on bond, said the gun found under his seat (along with the receipt) had a round in the chamber and 12 more in the clip. Schrader described the situation as “a combination of drugs and guns,” but did not specify what drugs.
Lefeged’s attorney said his client’s recent surgery was the reason for the drugs, and pointed to his lack of felony convictions as reason why he should be released.
The judge said Lefeged’s running from police “bothers me more than anything,” and issued a stern warning.
“If you get caught with any weapons or drugs, you are going to jail,” Sullivan said.
Prosecutors said his case was being referred to a grand jury, and no follow-up court dates have been set.