Kansas State Commit Jamone Boyd Charged With Armed Robbery

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 6, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports.com
Photo Credit: 247Sports.com

Kansas State Wildcats football commit defensive end Jamone Boyd of Lee's Summit West High School (Mo.) has been charged with five counts of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. 

The incident that brought about these charges occurred back in January, and Annie Greenberg of NBC's KSHB.com broke the news on the latest development:

Witnesses told police Boyd and four or five other suspects forced their way into a Kansas City apartment in January. One of the five victims said he knew Boyd as a casual acquaintance, court documents state.

Some of the victims were struck in the head with a pistol and pushed to the floor before their wallets, cellphones and other electronic devices were stolen, according to the probable cause statement.

The 18-year-old Boyd has had run-ins with the law before. As Greenberg reports, Boyd was arrested back in November for marijuana possession. During the process, police officers used a taser on him twice before taking him into custody.

Boyd had not yet officially signed with Kansas State and was intent on doing so on Wednesday's official national signing day. That doesn't appear to be happening anymore.

Greenberg captured a quote from Jeremy Crabtree, a recruiting coordinator for ESPN. Crabtree indicated that he would be shocked if Boyd played football at the collegiate level anytime soon.

The bond is set for Boyd at $150,000.

The 6'4" and 265-pound defensive end prospect is rated as a 3-star recruit on 247Sports.com's composite rankings and is the No. 20 strong-side defensive end in the nation. He took an official visit to Nebraska on Oct. 26, but was otherwise intent on playing for Bill Snyder at KSU.

Because Boyd had not yet signed with the university, Kansas State had no comment on the charges brought against the young player.

His combination of power and explosiveness was thought to translate well to the college game, but he likely won't get the opportunity to suit up for the Wildcats or any other university for the foreseeable future.