Three LSU football players including quarterback Anthony Jennings were arrested by LSU Police on Thursday.
Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain were arrested and charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Thomas was also charged with simple burglary.
On June 10, Jennings initially reported to the LSU Police that his laptop, PlayStation 4 and three pairs of shoes had been stolen from his apartment. However on June 13, he told police that he had gotten his laptop back through Bain. Bain claimed to have gotten it from a student when offering to buy it from them.
According to the police report, Jennings and the other players went to the victim's home at the West Campus Apartments on June 12. They confronted the student and told him to "give us his stuff back, and not to wait until the situation got out of control." The victim told them he didn't have Jennings' items and let Bain and Thomas check out his room. They were unable to locate the items.LSU Police were then dispatched to the same apartment on June 14 in regards to a burglary. A witness told police that a student, later identified as Thomas, and two others came into the apartment saying they were waiting for the witness' roommate. When the witness went back to his room, he heard "bashing" and went back to see Thomas using his shoulder to break into the victim's room.
Thomas was seen taking a blue box, "possibly a shoe box," from the victim's room. Two more shoe boxes and a Sony PlayStation 4 were also taken from the room by the other suspects.
The victim was out of town at the time, but was able to identify that he was missing three pairs of Air Jordan shoes when the witness sent him pictures of his room.
Both the witness and victim were able to identify Thomas as one of the students who confronted the victim and broke into his room.
Police were able to issue an arrest warrant for Anthony Jennings based on information provided, since he entered the apartment without permission.
Jennings, Thomas and Bain were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Jennings and Bain were both released on a $5,000 bond. Thomas was also released.
"We have suspended these players," said LSU head coach Les Miles in a statement Thursday night. "It has been our policy to suspend players who have been involved with legal issues. I have met with all three players involved extensively. We are still working with campus housing and the authorities to determine what exactly took place. This is an on-going investigation and our players will cooperate fully."
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