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2014 Ok. St. signee now facing five felonies

Devon Thomas

A very bad situation has gotten exponentially worse for a member of the Oklahoma State football program.

Yesterday it was reported that Cowboys running back Devon Thomas was arrested on a pair of felony complaints — armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill — following what appears to be a drug deal gone horribly awry. Now, Tulsa World is reporting, three additional felony complaints have been filed against Thomas: kidnapping, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Four other males — two 18 years of age, two 17 — were arrested on similar complaints.

All five of the charges the 18-year-old Thomas is facing stems from an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon. From the paper:

Thomas, 18, and four others are accused of breaking into a residence, forcing a person inside into a bedroom and threatening to shoot him or her, and then waiting for an acquaintance to arrive so they could rob him, Cooper said.

When the second person arrived, the intruders at gunpoint stole his marijuana, money, shoes and clothing and instructed him to leave because they were going to “bust a cap,” the robbery victim told police. After the victim got into his vehicle, one of the robbers fired at least one round that went through the vehicle’s rear windshield and nicked the driver’s head rest, according to Thomas’ arrest report. The bullet narrowly missed the driver, the report states.

One of the alleged victims claimed he has known the suspects for several years and that it was Thomas who was brandishing the gun.

Thomas has yet to be officially charged, although that’s expected to happen at some point this coming week. He remains in jail in lieu of a $190,000 bond.

OSU has not yet publicly addressed Thomas’ status with the team, although common sense would dictate it’d be tenuous at best.

Thomas, an early enrollee, was a three-star member of the Cowboys’ 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 30 running back in the country by Rivals.com. The Broken Arrow, Okla., product also held offers from, among others, Oklahoma, Clemson and West Virginia.

(Photo credit: Rivals.com)

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7 Responses to “2014 Ok. St. signee now facing five felonies”
  1. dhardy8207 says: May 31, 2014 10:00 AM

    Representing the “BIG 12″!!!

  2. psly2124 says: May 31, 2014 10:26 AM

    Another p.o.s. that never should have been given a scholarship. This most likely isn’t his first brush with the law. I’m sick and tired of these losers getting scholarships and then getting arrested for serious crimes. The ncaa should make some sort of rule that the university that recruits felons get that scholarship taken away permanently. That would change recruiting fast

  3. dg0122 says: May 31, 2014 1:01 PM

    Probably end up at Baylor

  4. sportsguy3434 says: May 31, 2014 8:13 PM

    SEC! SEC! Oh wait…

  5. tngilmer says: Jun 1, 2014 1:20 PM

    Eliminate athletic scholarships and you eliminate the scum. Scum like this could never make it into college on grades or pay their own way.

  6. musketmaniac says: Jun 1, 2014 5:43 PM

    wow, do you have a Ronald Reagan playing playing card.

  7. phinfanatic84 says: Jun 1, 2014 10:08 PM

    Wow… sounds like that day was a parody of Ice Cube’s “Today Was A Good Day” song. Better that he’s off the streets now, before he actually kills somebody trying to live a lifestyle that rappers glorify in their lyrics yet don’t live that way themselves.

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