KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday to 41 Action News that Trey Songz, whose legal name is Tremaine Aldeon Neverson, was arrested during the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City, Missouri, police said a man was arrested Sunday at Arrowhead during the Chiefs’ victory against the Buffalo Bills after a violent confrontation with law enforcement.
According to KCPD, which did not identify the man pending possible charges, said Monday on Twitter that private security was called to handle a complaint from fans that “a man was not following Arrowhead fans’ code of conduct or the mandates of the Kansas City Missouri Health Department."
Regarding arrest at last night's AFC Championship Game: pic.twitter.com/gMQ10ACXA8— kcpolice (@kcpolice) January 25, 2021
When he refused to comply, security asked the man to leave Arrowhead, but the man refused to leave and law enforcement was called to assist in the fan’s ejection.
According to KCPD, “Officers advised the man that if he did not leave, he would be arrested for trespassing. He still refused to comply, at which point officers told him he was under arrest. The man then punched a police officer and put him in a headlock.”
The man, who was subdued and arrested after other officers at the scene, was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Detention Center. TMZ posted a video, which it reports to be of Songz’s arrest, shortly after last night’s game.
KCPD said it is barred under Missouri law from releasing the suspect’s name until charges are filed, but did release edited video of the incident later Monday.
Songz, who the Jackson County Sheriff's Office confirms has since been released, is an award-winning singer, songwriter and actor.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Songz was released while authorities continue their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office or the prosecutor's office at 816-881-3812. The prosecutor is particularly interested in videos of the incident.
Songz's publicist at Atlantic Records had no comment on the singer's arrest when reached by 41 Action News.
Songz posted some pictures with the caption "Chiefs game was lit right?!" Monday afternoon on Instagram.
Songz was arrested in December 2016 and charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer causing injury during a concert in Detroit. The officer and a photographer who Songz allegedly hit with a thrown microphone stand sued the singer.
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