Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones accepts plea deal in casino incident

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones accepts plea deal in casino incident
Adam "Pacman" Jones at the Dearborn County jail in southeastern Indiana. (FILE PHOTO: Dearborn County jail)

OHIO COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones accepted a plea agreement Thursday in two cases that included nine felony and five misdemeanor charges stemming from an Indiana casino incident.

Jones was arrested in February at Rising Star Casino in Ohio County. He was accused of threatening to kill an Indiana Gaming Commission officer and striking or grabbing a public safety official.

He faced charges of intimidation, battery against a public safety official, cheating at gambling, attempted theft, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and two counts of resisting law enforcement.

On Thursday, five additional counts of felony cheating at gambling were filed against Jones, according to Ohio County Circuit Court records.

Later that same day, the five counts of cheating at gambling were dismissed as part of a plea deal in Jones' original case, said Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens by email.

While Jones has accepted the deal, according to our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer, it’s not final until approved by the court.

When asked for details of the plea agreement, Deddens said she was bound to confidentiality until the court files the agreement.

David Zerbe, Jones’ defense attorney, said he couldn’t comment on the case unless his client authorized him to do so.

The original charges stemmed from incidents reported in the early morning hours of Feb. 27 at Rising Star Casino.

The Indiana Gaming Commission responded to a table games room sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. for a report of a person possibly cheating, police documents state.

Agents said Jones "immediately became verbally combative and disorderly."

The documents say Jones also tried to take chips from a dealer and tried to flee from officers after they identified themselves.

Jones was released Feb. 28 after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond along with an additional $1,000 bond.