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.
Jacardia Wright, a redshirt freshman running back who rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown last season, was arrested by K-State police for failure to appear at 3:49 a.m. on Sunday at the 1500 block of Midcampus Drive.
He was confined with a bond of $500, according to the Riley County media arrest report.
DeMarrquese Hayes was another K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report this weekend.
A 6-foot-2 freshman linebacker from Waco, Texas, Hayes was arrested by Riley County police at 9:55 p.m. Saturday for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol. The arrest report noted that this was his first time being suspected for such a violation, but he was incapable of driving safely.
Hayes was not confined after the arrest. No bond was listed. The arrest was made on the corner of Denison Avenue and Platt Street.
Nick Allen was the third K-State football player that appeared on the arrest report.
Allen, a redshirt sophomore linebacker, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The arrest report indicated there was competent evidence of blood/breath over the legal driving limit.
The arrest was made by the Kansas Highway Patrol at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Kimball. He was not confined after paying a bond of $1,500.
Tyler Mathew Flink, a 20-year-old University of Montana Grizzlies linebacker from Missoula, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of a peace officer and being a minor in possession of alcohol in Missoula Municipal Court on Monday morning.
According to court documents, Missoula police responded to the Top Hat, where police “believed a group of males was engaging in disorderly conduct.”
When police attempted to make contact with them, Flink fled. Records indicate Flink hid in a dumpster and made “numerous attempts to elude law enforcement officers on foot,” until police located him on the 200 block of East Pine Street and arrested him at 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
Flink was booked in Missoula County Jail at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, but was released about an hour later after posting his own bond, according to the Missoula County Jail Roster. He pleaded guilty at an initial court appearance Monday morning.
“We are aware of an incident over the weekend involving a student-athlete and law enforcement,” Haslam wrote. “As we do whenever we have this type of issue, we will follow the process described in the student-athlete code of conduct.”
Haslam said he couldn’t speculate what the ACT would decide on for the penalty, but confirmed that both the obstruction and MIP charges are Category III offenses, the lowest of three categories.
In the student-athlete code of conduct, a mandatory minimum penalty rubric determines some possible outcomes, depending on the seriousness of the offense and how many offenses there were. If the two charges are treated as two separate Category III offenses, Flink would receive a “minimum suspension of 10% of scheduled contests.
If treated as a single offense, it would incur any number of penalties, including a behavior contract, alcohol counseling, or game and practice suspension.
In the court system, a minor in possession charge carries a maximum penalty of a $300 fine on first offense. Obstructing a peace officer carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine.
According to multiple reports, Tennessee rising senior defensive lineman Darel Middleton was arrested early Saturday morning on two charges. Trey Wallace of The Read Optional was the first to report the news, and David Ubben of The Athletic confirmed it, adding that Middleton was arrested on charges of domestic assault and public intoxication. UT is aware of the arrest and issued a statement, saying, “We are aware of the incident and are gathering information.”
Middleton is getting a pre-trial release later this afternoon, per Wallace.
Per Brent Hubbs of VolQuest, the incident report claims that police responded to a simple assault behind Walgreen’s on Cumberland Avenue. A witness informed the officers that Middleton was in the lobby of the nearby Standard Apartments. There, the officers found Middleton unsteady on his feet with slurred speech, and they could smell alcohol.
A witness and the alleged victim informed officers that Middleton was angry at the victim, who was his girlfriend, over one of her male friends.
Both the witness and victim said that Middleton got into a fight with one of his own friends. Middleton’s girlfriend allegedly tried to stop the fight, and Middleton pushed her to the ground. She told officers that Middleton helped her up, apologized, and hugged her.
The witness then said she attempted to make Middleton let go of his girlfriend, then he pushed his girlfriend down a second time.
Per the report, Middleton was taken into custody without incident. The male victim that Middleton allegedly got into a fight with was not located by the authorities.
The 6-foot-7, 311-pound lineman joined the Vols as a junior college signee in the 2019 class and was one of Tennessee’s top contributors along the defensive line last season. Middleton played in all 13 games for the Vols and started six contests, totaling 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and a blocked kick.
Prior to coming to Tennessee, Middleton played at East Mississippi Community College. Before that, Middleton played tight end at Oak Ridge High School in 2015 before enrolling in the JUCO ranks. Before transferring to Oak Ridge, Middleton played at Powell High School.
Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt was arrested late Tuesday night on three charges. Wyatt and a female were in a verbal altercation last Friday night that led to Wyatt kicking the female’s exterior apartment door at McWhorter Hall multiple times from the hallway to force it open according to a UGA police incident report obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald.
The senior from Decatur is charged with family violence, criminal trespass and damage to property, according to the Clarke County Sherriff’s website. All three are misdemeanors.
The arresting agency is listed as the Clarke County Sherriff’s Office.
Wyatt was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 11:35 p.m. and was released at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday His bonds totaled $2,500.
After an argument began in Wyatt’s Vandiver Hall dorm room, the female left and walked to her dorm room in McWhorter Hall.
Wyatt followed behind and kicked the door multiple times to force it open.
An unknown individual notified police of a fight between a male and female in McWhorter Hall.
When reporting to the scene, two UGA police officers arrived to find Wyatt and a female walking out of McWhorter Hall when they stopped the female who matched the description given by the unknown caller. They walked her into Vandiver Hall for questioning.
When questioning the female, Wyatt walked back through the lobby of Vandiver Hall and they stopped and detained him for questioning.
The police gathered information from the dorm room and said that it “showed a pattern of cohabitation for (the female) and Wyatt, which resulted in this incident being a Family Violence incident.” The value of the door was less than $500 according to housing staff.
Wyatt and the female indicated that they did not fear for their safety and were released Friday pending the completion of a follow-up investigation.
Police filed a warrant for Wyatt’s arrest on Tuesday night.
“I’m disappointed in the misconduct that is outlined in the incident report,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “This is not indicative of the behavior we expect from our student-athletes who represent the University of Georgia and our football proram. We will address it internally in the appropriate way.”
The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Wyatt played in 13 games last season with 30 tackles, a sack and was second on the team with 27 quarterback hurries. He came to Georgia before the 2018 season from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
Cayden Camper, a walk-on kicker on Colorado State’s football team, was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs early Sunday morning by Fort Collins police.
Camper, 19, was booked into the Larimer County Jail and released on bail Sunday afternoon, according to jail records.
Records show the arrest, for a misdemeanor charge of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, took place at 4524 S. College Ave.
Camper was arrested as the result of “a traffic stop in the area of Harmony (Road) and College (Avenue) at 1:11 a.m.,” Fort Collins police spokesman Dustin Wier said. “Mr. Camper, as a result of that stop, was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail for booking.”
The police report on the incident was not yet available, Wier said. The county courts are closed Sundays, so no arrest affidavit was available.
“We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering more information,” CSU athletics department spokesman Kyle Neaves said.
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.
UConn football has seen an off-field situation spread to a third 2019 Husky, with corner Ryan Carroll charged in connection to a dorm room robbery.
Northwestern State University head football coach Brad Laird has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated Saturday night.
Northwestern State Director of Athletics Greg Burke said:
“Brad Laird informed me on February 16 that he had been charged with a DWI the previous evening. The university takes misconduct by any employee seriously and especially one with the level of responsibility of a head coach. The university immediately investigated and confirmed this incident. I met with Coach Laird on the morning of February 17 and informed him that he would be suspended for one week without pay. He was also issued a letter of reprimand informing him of consequences that could result from any future misconduct that would violate the conditions of his contract with the university. The letter also outlined additional measures to address this incident. Having known Coach Laird for many years, I respect and was not surprised that he expressed regret about his lack of judgment in this incident and stated that it is his desire to learn from this matter and move forward as a better leader for the young men in the NSU football program.”