Lamar Dawson, Former USU football player charged with rape

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Lamar Dawson, a former Utah State University football player has been charged with rape.

Lamar Anthony Dawson, 23, whose last known residence was in Logan, was charged Tuesday in 1st District Court with the first-degree felony.

The charge comes less than a week after former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 26 years to life at the Utah State Prison for raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth.

On Feb. 14, Dawson exchanged several text messages with a woman who stated multiple times that she was very drunk, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in 1st District Court. Dawson then asks the woman if he can come over to her residence, the charges state. The woman eventually agreed but told Dawson, “don’t expect sex because I’m not in the right mindset to make that decision,” the charges state.

Dawson, however, later told police that he did have sex with the woman that night, even though he told her the next morning that they did not, according to the charges.

“When asked why he lied to (her) about having sex, he stated he was afraid she was trying to ‘pin’ something on him,” the charges state. “Mr. Dawson denied that (she) was so drunk that she didn’t know what she was doing.”

Investigators noted that when the woman was examined at a local hospital 10 hours after the alleged assault, the woman still had a blood-alcohol content of .04 percent, according to charging documents.

Police further stated in their arrest warrant that after speaking with Dawson, they “learned Mr. Dawson has been suspended from all activities involving his team at Utah State University. If that is the case, it is possible Mr. Dawson is in the process of returning home to Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dawson has no other known ties to the Logan area.”

Dawson enrolled at Utah State last June and was a redshirt sophomore, according to the team roster. He is not listed on the 2019 Utah State University football roster.

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2 more USU football players arrested in connection with burglaries

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LOGAN — Police have arrested two more Utah State football players in connection with a string of burglaries late last year.

Kevin Meitzenheimer and Dayshawn Littleton were booked into the Cache County Jail Monday afternoon. Both 19-year-old men are suspected of witness tampering and obstructing justice. Meitzenheimer is also suspected of aggravated assault and failing to give his name to officers.

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USU cornerback Wesley Bailey arrested for probation violation

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Wesley Bailey’s failure to appear at a required probation meeting landed him in jail on Monday.

The Logan City Police Department arrested Utah State University cornerback Wesley Bailey for failing to report to a probation meeting as scheduled, according to court documents.

Court documents also state the player failed to appear for a drug and alcohol screening and failed to make the payments required as part of his probation.

Bailey’s probation is a result of two misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance — one filed in January 2016 and the other in July 2016.

The players’ probation is monitored by Professional Probation Services, a private organization that keeps track of criminals charged with misdemeanor crimes.

Judge David C. Marx will see the accused on Thursday in the Logan City Municipal Justice Court, which maintains jurisdiction over Class B and C Misdemeanor crimes.

Bailey played 11 games in the 2016 football season, starting in six of them.


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