Sam Williams, a member of the Ole Miss football team was arrested on Friday and is facing a felony charge. Senior linebacker Sam Williams was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on Friday at 9:34 a.m. and released at 2:42 p.m. later that day. There is only one charge listed, sexual battery, and Williams was issued a $25,000 bond.
No other information regarding the charge was provided by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
On Monday, the Oxford Police Department sent out a statement regarding Williams’ arrest stating, “Due to the nature of the case, we will not be releasing any further information.”
A statement provided by an Ole Miss spokesman updated Williams’ status with the team, stating the Montgomery, Ala. native had been suspended indefinitely.
“We have suspended Sam Williams indefinitely from all team activities,” the statement read. “We take these charges very seriously and will allow the legal system to run its course before making further determinations on his status in our program.”
Williams spent two seasons at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville before coming to Ole Miss in 2019. In his one season with the Rebels, Williams played in all 12 games and recorded 37 total tackles and had six sacks and one interception.
Emmitt Gooden, arguably the Tennessee Volunteers best returning defensive lineman has been dismissed from the team after he was arrested on Thursday for felony domestic assault.
Emmitt Gooden is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a glass jar candle during an argument, according to online police records. His girlfriend sustained lacerations on her left eyebrow and the corner of her left eye that required sutures at the University of Tennessee medical center.
The senior from Brownsville transferred to Tennessee from Independence community college where he was featured on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.” Gooden playing in all 12 games last season ranking third on the team with 7 tackles for loss.
Bloomington police arrested Indiana University tight end Peyton Hendershot late Saturday night on multiple charges after an incident with a former girlfriend.
Hendershot, who is 20 and from Indianapolis, was booked into Monroe County Jail at 11:25 p.m. on preliminary charges of felony residential entry, as well as three misdemeanors: domestic battery, criminal mischief and criminal conversion.
His bond was set at $2,500. Because of the domestic battery charge, Hendershot will remain jailed 24 hours before being able to bond out.
A Bloomington Police Department news release says Hendershot went to a former girlfriend’s apartment in the 2300 block of South Brandon Court and entered the apartment without permission, accusing the woman of infidelity. He reportedly took her cell phone from her to look at calls and texts and when she tried to retrieve the phone, Hendershot — who is 6-foot-4 — “grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall.”
She said Hendershot threw her phone into the kitchen as he left the apartment, breaking the screen. She called 911, and police then went to Hendershot’s residence and arrested him there.
The woman told police Hendershot had done her laundry earlier in the day and that he was angry when she did not answer the door when he returned it Saturday night. She called to apologize and said she was asleep and did not hear him knocking. She said he then returned and entered her apartment.
The university athletics department released the following statement:
“Indiana University Athletics is aware of the arrest of redshirt sophomore Peyton Hendershot,” a department spokesperson said. “IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor the legal and administrative processes, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”
Hendershot is coming off of an All-Big Ten season where he set the program’s receiving records for a tight end. He caught 52 passes for 622 yards and four touchdowns.
Chance Purvis, East Carolina University senior defensive lineman, was arrested and booked on multiple felony charges on Tuesday. Pitt County records show Purvis was booked with second degree kidnapping and breaking or entering with intent to terrorize or injure. His bail was set at $10,000.
“We are aware of the situation concerning Chance Purvis and consider these charges as very serious and completely unacceptable,” ECU head coach Mike Houston said via Stephen Igoe of 247sports.com. “Chance has been suspended from all football-related activities until further notice.”
Purvis joins senior offensive lineman Cortez Herrin as the second ECU upperclassman to be booked on felony charges this off-season.
Purvis, who was in-line to be a key contributor for the Pirates in 2020, played in all 12 games last season and racked up 27 solo tackles and 51 tackles total. Additionally, he recorded four sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
“We will continue to monitor the situation, but since this is a legal matter, any additional comment on our part would be inappropriate at this time,” Houston said via Igoe.
Michael Harris, an Eastern Kentucky football player, is facing a felony charge of assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business, and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.
Sources told 10TV that police were called to a business because of a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not work there and wouldn’t leave.
After officers responded to the business on North Meadows Drive, officers believed Harris was intoxicated and did not know where he was or know anyone in the area, according to court records.
In the video recorded by a camera on a Grove City police cruiser, Harris can be seen fighting back as officers tried to talk to him, lunging at officers. He then can be seen lifting one of the officers up and bringing him to the ground.
An investigation is underway after a Riley Patton, a former Tennessee Tech football player, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in a deadly hit-and-run in South Carolina Saturday.
23-year-old Riley Patton is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident involving death after officials say he struck a truck and pedestrian around 1:00 a.m off Hwy 544 and Cabots Creek Drive near Myrtle Beach.
According to Max Preps, Patton played long snapper, center, and defensive tackle at Halls High School. He graduated in 2015.
SCHP says Patton was driving his 2002 GMC truck eastbound on 544 when he ran into the center median, hitting a 2001 Ford truck in that lane and a pedestrian near the Ford truck.
The Horry County Coroner’s Office says 55-year-old Timothy “Timmy” Shulkcum of Myrtle Beach was hit by the GMC truck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says Patton continued driving after the incident before being apprehended at a nearby grocery store.
A spokesperson with Coastal Carolina University confirms Patton is currently enrolled as a student. Patton was listed as a long snapper on the 2019 Coastal Carolina Football roster, but the walk-on graduate transfer played no snaps as a Chanticleer. CCU says Patton no longer has eligibility.
Kansas football cornerback Corione Harris faces two felony charges following an arrest in Howell County, Missouri.
KU coach Les Miles said Thursday that he has indefinitely suspended Harris from the team.
According to court records, Harris was arrested Sunday and later charged with unlawful use of a weapon and delivery of a controlled substance. Harris spent one day in jail, according to the court docket, with bond issued for $7,500 under the conditions that Harris could not drive if unlicensed and also could not possess a firearm.
TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday in Huntsville, a Walker County Jail worker confirmed Wednesday night.
TCU acknowledged Olonilua’s arrest, saying in a statement: “We are aware of the matter and we are looking into it.”
Olonilua faces third-degree felony charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. He has been released from jail, posting a $4,000 bond.
No court date has been set. If convicted, the charges can carry between two and 10 years in prison under Texas laws.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Washington State University student athletes, including two football players, were arrested on felony vandalism charges.
A spokesperson for the Pullman Police Department said officers received a report on Saturday morning that people were jumping on cars at the Cougar Ridge Apartments on College Hill. A witness said they followed the suspects, who drove away from the scene.
A Whitman County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the suspects over before Pullman police arrested 21-year-old Christian Haangana, 19-year-old Fa’avae Fa’avae and 20-year-old Makamae Gormera-Stevens for felony second-degree malicious mischief. This charge means the damage they allegedly caused exceeded $750.
The athletes allegedly dented the hoods and busted windows of a Mercedes sports utility vehicle and sedan.
Haangana is a redshirt junior offensive lineman who played in all games for the Cougars last season.
Fa’avae is a redshirt sophomore linebacker who appeared in ten games last season, recording six tackles with 2.5 sacks.
Gomera-Stevens is a sophomore forward on the women’s soccer team. She made her first collegiate start against No. 19 Minnesota, playing 79 minutes.
Pullman police said the investigation is ongoing. The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether to file charges against the student-athletes.
Jaylen Veasley, 22, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by Monroe Police on a misdemeanor charge simple battery and felony charge of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Per the arrest report, Veasley entered the residence of his ex girlfriend, Montana Miller, after she advised him not to multiple times and encountered cornerback Floyd Connell. Veasley allegedly Connell and swung his fist at him, which prompted Connell to respond in self-defense.
Miller and Veasley have a child together.