James Durr, an Eastern Washington University football player, has been removed from the team after being charged with multiple counts of theft.
Durr, 18, was charged with theft, identity theft and making false statements after police say he stole a fellow college student’s wallet last month. Durr is a freshman from Vancouver, Washington, according to the EWU football roster.
Fellow football player Jordan White has also been interviewed by police in relation to the crimes, as the Easterner first reported.
A student reported her wallet had been stolen from her room in Snyamncut Hall on Feb. 25. When EWU police arrived, they found Durr and White talking to the victim, court records say.
The players told police they saw a woman enter the victim’s room and flee, both giving a detailed description of the suspect. The players said they went door to door looking for the suspect, court records say.
After reviewing surveillance footage of the area, police didn’t see a suspect matching the players’ description. Another student went to police the next day and said White and Durr committed the theft, court records say.
James Durr admitted to police during an interview that he lied to police and stole the wallet, court records indicate. Multiple witnesses told police Durr discussed planning the robbery with White. The victim told police Durr and White did have permission to be in her room before her wallet was stolen.
Another football player told police Durr made an unauthorized Paypal transfer from his account on March 2. Durr admitted to finding the teammate’s wallet in the locker room and taking pictures of his debit card to make unauthorized transfers, court records show.
Durr was arrested on March 4 but has since been released.
White was also interviewed by police but denied any involvement in the crimes, according to court documents.
White is a freshman defensive back from Lynwood, California, majoring in criminal justice, according to the team’s roster.
White has not been charged with a crime. Both players were removed from the EWU football team and will go through the student conduct process.
An Eastern Washington University football player has been removed from the team after being charged with multiple counts of theft.
MOSCOW – Two Idaho football players have been charged with theft according to the University’s sport department.
Christian Elliss, son of Defensive Line Coach Luther Elliss and Dalton Cash attempted to steal over $100 in food from the Moscow Walmart last month.
“We make it very clear that the actions of our student-athletes reflect on more than just themselves and when those actions are not in line with our program’s expectations there will be consequences,” Petrino said in a statement from Idaho Athletics. “Christian and Dalton made a poor decision and they will both be suspended for the first game of the 2019 season.”
Both the linebackers will be in Latah County District Court for arraignment Wednesday morning.
Rasheed Walker, a freshman offensive lineman, is charged with misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property following an incident Sept. 11. According to the Centre Daily Times, Walker took a bike from outside the Morgan Academic Center, located near Penn State’s football building.
According to the police report, Walker admitted to taking the bike because “he did not feel like walking back to his residence building,” the Centre Daily Times wrote, quoting a police report.
Charges were filed Tuesday in Centre County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.
Walker has played in two games this season, according to Penn State’s participation records.
Texas Tech running back Da’Leon Ward, who’s been expected to regain a prominent role in the Red Raiders’ offense after a year off, was booked into Lubbock County Jail around mid-afternoon Tuesday.Ward is charged with theft of between $2,500 and $30,000, a state jail felony. The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office was the arresting agency listed on Ward’s booking sheet. A Tech spokesman said he was unaware of Ward’s arrest before A-J Media broke the news, and Tech is gathering information.
James Marchese, 21, and Drew Murtaugh, 20 admitted they relocated a steel sculpture from a Champaign park to their rooftop have been charged with theft.
Both appeared Friday in Champaign County Circuit Court after having earlier been given notices to appear.
Each man was charged with a single count of theft between $500 and $10,000 for allegedly stealing a deer sculpture titled “Startled” from Scott Park in the 200 block of East Springfield Avenue on April 29.
If convicted, they face penalties ranging from probation to two to five years in prison.
Senior outside linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested by University of Oregon police on Wednesday night for misdemeanor trespassing and theft charges, first reported by the Register-Guard.
Leiato, 21, was booked at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday night at Lane County Jail. According to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian, a UOPD statement says Leiato “was booked into Lane County Jail on charges of second-degree theft, second-degree criminal mischief and an unrelated warrant out of Eugene Municipal Court for failure to appear on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass. The theft and mischief charges are for the alleged damaging and removal of a parking boot from a vehicle driven by Leiato.”
Last season, Leiato played in all 13 games for the Ducks and is set to return to the team for his senior season this fall. He played in Oregon’s spring game last weekend.
Texas A&M freshman defensive lineman Ondario Robinson was arrested on Monday on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Robinson, a reserve from Hutto, was booked by university police on Monday for alleged theft of a “bait bike” worth $350, according to Brazos County records. Robinson was released Monday after he posted a $2,000 bond.