The NFL son of a missing man in Florida is behind bars.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mackensie Alexander, 26, a defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals, on a battery charge. A second suspect Evins Clement, 28, is also in custody.
Alexander left training camp to come to Florida to search for his father, Jean Odney Alexandre, 65, of Immokalee, who has been missing since late Monday night.
Investigators said Alexander and Clement confronted the man who reportedly left behind his father while picking palmetto berries in a prairie in northwest Okeechobee County.
The victim told deputies Alexander and Clement tried to get him to go with them to discuss what happened the day before. The victim said he refused out of fear of retaliation. The victim said Clement held him down while Alexander punched him in the face several times. The victim also said Alexander claimed he had a firearm in his car if the victim continued to refused to go with them. The men eventually left when they heard the sound of approaching sirens.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is now taking up the investigation and search.
Alexander is due in court Wednesday at 2 p.m.