Report: Oklahoma State RB Thomas facing armed robbery complaint
Cowboy freshman running back Devon Thomas is reportedly in jail after being accused of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill.
CBS affiliate KOTV of Tulsa reported early Friday that Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas has been arrested on complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill in his hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla. Both complaints are felonies.
Police announced later Friday that Thomas now also faces felony complaints of first-degree burglary, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The alleged victim told police he was confronted by Thomas and four other suspects at gunpoint in Broken Arrow after they broke into a residence at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday. Per the victim's account, the suspects stole his marijuana, money, shoes and clothing before telling him to leave. According to police, as the victim left in his vehicle, one of the suspects shot through the vehicle's rear windshield, the bullet grazing the driver's side headrest and narrowly missing the driver.
"If it doesn't hit that headrest, this could have been very serious," Cpl. Leon Calhoun of the Broken Arrow police said, per the Associated Press.
The alleged victim identified the suspects to police and said that Thomas had been holding the gun. Calhoun said the suspects had arranged for a meeting with the victim due to his involvement in drug distribution.
"The suspects knew this, and they set up the victim and robbed him," Calhoun said.
Thomas and the other four suspects were arrested in various locations Wednesday, per the Tulsa World, with Thomas denying he had either brandished a firearm or fired any shots in the alleged robbery. He is being held in Tulsa Jail as of Friday morning on a $190,000 bond.
Oklahoma State has yet to issue any public comment.
Thomas was a four-star signee and one of the highest-rated players in the Cowboys' class of 2014, a top-250 player overall and a top-15 running back according to the 247Sports composite. He had enrolled early, went through spring drills, and was expected to compete for carries this fall.
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