Earlier this morning we noted that Iowa State wide receiver Albert Gary was on the verge of being charged in connection to an on-campus robbery that took place over the summer.
That charge has been filed, and it’s a rather significant one.
Iowa State University police announced Tuesday morning that an arrest warrant was issued for Gary and the receiver subsequently turned himself in to authorities. He has been charged with first-degree robbery, which the Cedar Rapids Gazette describes as a class “B” felony punishable by up to 25 years in jail.
The charge stems from an incident in the early morning hours of June 19, with one of the alleged victims claiming a group of men, including an individual later identified as Gary, had robbed him and two other men at gunpoint. It was later discovered that pellet guns were used in the robbery.
Head coach Paul Rhoads said Monday that Gary has already served a three-game suspension and will play against Oklahoma State Friday. It’s unclear what ISU’s policy is for student-athletes facing a felony charge; at most schools, such a severe charge triggers an immediate and indefinite suspension.
In six games this season, Gary has seven receptions for 76 yards.