Tag:Police Blotter
Posted on: September 29, 2011 4:01 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2011 4:06 pm
 

OU LB Londell Taylor charged with DUI

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oklahoma linebacker Londell Taylor is yet to make his way onto the football field for the Sooners this season, and odds are he won't be seeing any action in the near future either. That's what happens when you're arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, as Taylor was on Saturday in Norman.

According to the Tulsa World, Taylor was arrested about an hour after Oklahoma's win against Missouri on Saturday night. Taylor was involved in a car accident just east of Oklahoma's campus and left the scene before being apprehended by the police.

The arrest report says that Taylor admitted to the arresting officers that he'd been drinking and struggled with the sobriety tests before blowing a 0.14 on a breathalyzer test. Taylor was then arrested and released after posting $1,000 bond and he has a court date set for October 11th.

Oklahoma is yet to release a statement on Taylor's arrest.

Taylor was originally a member of Oklahoma's 2007 recruiting class, but spent the last four years playing baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization after being selected in the 13th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. After being released by the Tigers, he decided to give football another shot and walked on to the Sooners.
Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:59 pm
Edited on: September 15, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Maryland suspends two receivers

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Maryland announced that it had suspended two wide receivers on Thursday night. Coach Randy Edsall said that both Quintin McCree and Ronnie Tyler had been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.

"The expectation of our program is for our student-athletes to conduct themselves in the proper manner academically, athletically and socially,” Edsall said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Quintin and Ronnie fell short of these expectations.”

While Edsall and Maryland would not elaborate on what either player had done, according to the Washington Post, Tyler was arrested on Thursday for second-degree assault and has a trial date of November 1st.

Both players contributed to Maryland's season-opening victory over Miami, with Tyler catching 6 passes for 43 yards and a touchdown and McCree reeling in 7 receptions for 39 yards.
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:33 am
Edited on: September 9, 2011 11:34 am
 

Marshall receiver has charges dropped

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans was arrested for four counts of armed robbery and one count of wanton endangerment in August after he allegedly went on a miniature robbery spree on the Marshall campus. Evans had been accused of brandishing a handgun and robbing four people on campus in a ten minute span.

Well, according to a release from Cabell County prosecutor Chris Chiles, as of Friday morning all the charges against Evans have been dropped. In the statement Chiles cited insufficient evidence and an alibi that was corroborated by seven individuals.

As you would expect after Evans was arrested for such crimes, he had been suspended indefinitely by the Marshall football team, and now much like the charges against him, Evans suspension has been dropped. He'll be able to suit up for the Herd this Saturday against Southern Mississippi.

"Troy is reinstated immediately," Marshall Atheletic Director Mike Hamrick said in a statement. "Doc Holliday and I have discussed this and Troy can play against Southern Miss on Saturday. That is Doc's decision."

Evans had 21 catches for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns for Marshall in 2010. He also scored 2 rushing touchdowns and returned a kick for a score as well.
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Marshall receiver arrested for armed robbery

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The official Fulmer Cup competition over at Everyday Should Be Saturday came to an end at 11:59pm eastern but not before Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans did what he could to give the Thundering Herd a late push. Evans was arrested for a series of armed robberies he allegedly committed over the weekend.

Evans has been hit with four counts of armed robbery and one count of wanton endangerment and was booked into the Western Regional jail on $250,000 bond on Tuesday night.

All four of the robberies took place within a ten-minute span early Sunday morning.

According to the police report, the first incident took place with two victims who claim they were approached by a man brandishing a handgun and demanding their wallets. Both victims turned their wallets over and fled after the gunman turned his weapon on a third victim who was walking on the sidewalk. The fourth victim, Dustin Manns, claims that the gunman approached him and asked for a cigarette, and after the victim told him he didn't smoke he had a gun stuck in his face and was told to turn over his wallet.

That's when things got a bit more interesting.

According to Manns, he refused to give up his wallet and was struck in the head with the gun. Then two Huntington police cars came down the street and the gunman fled and hid behind some bushes. While doing so, the gunman slipped causing the gun to go off, hence the wanton endangerment count. Mann said the gunman then got away.

Evans was expected to be a contributor for the Herd this fall, but as you'd expect, he's been suspended indefinitely.
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Details emerge on injuries suffered in LSU fight

Posted by Tom Fornelli

LSU is currently without its starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns as the two have been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for their role in a fight outside a bar in Baton Rouge. According to witness reports, Jordan Jefferson allegedly kicked a man in the face during the fight, and now a report on ESPN details the injuries suffered by two of the men involved in the fracas.

Andrew Lowery is the man who was allegedly kicked in the face by Jefferson, and he suffered a facial fracture, a concussion, fractured teeth and facial and body bruises in the fight. According to the general manager of the bar where the fight took place, John Peak, Lowery also threw the first punch and had been kicked out of the bar earlier.

Lowery claims that he was merely trying to help an unknown man who was being pulled from his truck by the LSU football players. The man who was pulled from the truck suffered three fractured vertabrae in his lower back, a concussion, fractured teeth and severe cuts and bruises on his face.

What actually happened that night outside Shady's Bar we don't know yet, and it's up to the local police to piece the story together. Still, given the injuries suffered by Lowery and the man in the truck and witness reports, things aren't looking good for Jordan Jefferson at the moment. Regardless of whether or not he started the fight or was merely defending himself. 
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:52 am
Edited on: August 30, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Two CSU Rams arrested at 'mega party'

Posted by Tom Fornelli

When there's a party taking place that involves between 2,000 to 4,000 people, the odds are pretty good that there will be an arrest or two. When that party is taking place on a college campus, the odds that at least one of the arrests involves a football player skyrocket. So guess what happened when there was a "mega party" organized on Facebook in Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend?

That's right, two Colorado State players got arrested.

Starting linebacker James Skelton and reserve defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen were among the four arrests at the weekend party. Skelton was cited for third-degree assault while Tiedgen was cited for disorderly conduct.

According to Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild, both players practiced on Monday and that he's still gathering information on what exactly happened.

"I'm aware of the incident," Fairchild said. "I've looked into it, we are looking into it and we'll comment further when we know more."
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Tulsa's Damaris Johnson investigated by police

Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: Tulsa has suspended Johnson indefinitely.

Tulsa
wide receiver Damaris Johnson does just about everything for his football team, as he's currently the NCAA's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,796) and kick return yards (3,417). He also seems pretty good at picking up discounts on clothes at department stores.

According to a report in the Tulsa World, Johnson spent part of his Friday morning talking to the Tulsa police after his girlfriend, Chamon Jones, was arrested early Friday morning on a complaint of felony embezzlement. Jones worked at the Macy's department store in Promenade Mall, and apparently was running a scam with Johnson.

According to the police report, Johnson used Jones' debit card to $2,834.84 cents worth of merchandise from the store on two separate occasions in the last week. Johnson was charged a total of $13.25 for the purchases.

Johnson has not been charged.

“He was brought in for questioning, but released pending further investigation,” said Tulsa police department spokesman Leland Ashley.

Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:25 am
Edited on: August 26, 2011 1:54 pm
 

LSU's Jefferson, Johns suspended; warrants issued



Posted by Tom Fornelli


Shortly after arrest warrants were issued for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns on Friday morning, both players turned themselves into Baton Rouge police. Both will be charged with second-degree battery, which is a felony charge.

After the warrants were issued, LSU issued a release on Friday morning, announcing that both Jefferson and Johns have been suspended indefinitely by LSU.

"Jordan and Josh have been suspended indefinitely," head coach Les Miles said in the release. "We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident.

"As sad as this incident is, it's important that we learn from this and that we take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us. It's time for us to come together as a team and focus on what we are here to do."

The Jefferson suspension means that Jarrett Lee will likely be LSU's starter in the team's season opener against No. 3 Oregon on September 3.

This news comes after a week of speculation about what took place in a bar fight involving a number of LSU players. There had been a report last weekend that four LSU players were going to be arrested on Monday, but that did not happen and instead the four players were interviewed by Baton Rouge police on Tuesday. Police then investigated the homes of different LSU players on Wednesday, including Jefferson's where 49 pairs of shoes were confiscated.

Witness reports claimed that Jefferson had kicked a man in the head during the altercation.

 
 
 
 
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