Southern University student arrested, accused of disrupting class, battery on and threatening a police officer _lowres

Daveon Collins, 19

A Southern University student caught cheating on an exam was booked into Parish Prison after he refused to leave the class and scuffled with campus police on Monday, a police report indicates.

Daveon Malik Collins, 19, 380 E. Polk St., shouted a profanity-laced tirade at the instructor at Southern University and disrupted class after the teacher caught Collins cheating on an exam and asked him to leave the classroom, a Southern University Police report says.

The instructor called two university police officers for help when Collins refused to leave the classroom, the report says.

Collins refused to show officers an ID card or tell them his name, the report says, and shoved and kicked one of the officers after Collins’ cellphone was taken away.

After being read his Miranda rights, the report says, Collins told the officers, “I know what that s*** mean f*** the police I’m telling y’all b****es nothing.”

While being detained, Collins also threatened one of the officers, “knowing that the (officer) had family members who lived on campus,” the report says. Collins also told both officers his grandfather is an attorney in Alexandria “who is going to have the officers’ jobs,” the report says.

Collins was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of battery on a police officer and one count each of resisting arrest, threatening a public official and disturbing the peace. Bail had not yet been set Monday afternoon.