LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Jamone Boyd, a heavily-recruited football player at Lee's Summit West High School, faces several charges in connection to an armed robbery.
The 18-year-old was charged with five counts each of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, the Jackson County prosecutor's office announced Monday. Boyd turned himself in to the Lee's Summit Police Department on Sunday.
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 suspects allegedly warned the victims to not call police under threat of retaliation, and that they would be back in a week or two to rob them again.
The victims identified Boyd as one of the robbers to police.
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The 6 foot, 4 inch defensive end was arrested for marijuana possession last November. Officers tased him twice before they took him into custody.
Boyd is committed to play at Kansas State University. School officials declined to comment on the situation Monday because Boyd had not yet officially been signed with the university.
National Signing Day is Feb. 6.
Jeremy Crabtree, ESPN recruiting coordinator, is skeptical of Boyd's future in college football.
"I would be very surprised if he is playing college football anytime soon," Crabtree said.
Prosecutors have requested a $150,000 bond.
Sam Hartle contributed to this report.
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