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Three football Hogs arrested, charged with burglary

by Matt Jones | May 12, 2012 at 1:19 p.m. | Updated May 12, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
Arkansas football players Maudrecus Humphrey (left), Marquel Wade (center) and Andrew Peterson (right) were arrested by UAPD on May 12 and charged with residential burglary.

— Arkansas football players Maudrecus Humphrey, Marquel Wade and Andrew Peterson were arrested Saturday, charged with felony residential burglary.

The three were booked into the Washington County Detention Center around noon Saturday after being arrested by University of Arkansas police.

According to the arrest report, the three stole multiple items - including laptops, DVDs and textbooks - and cash valuing $4,817 from university dorm rooms beginning May 1. Over the next seven days, UAPD received 10 reports of missing items from rooms in all four buildings of the Northwest Quads dormitory.

Surveillance camera video from May 2 shows all three walking the hallways of Northwest Quads, Building B and entering unlocked rooms, according to the report. On May 9, a clerk at the Campus Bookstore on Dickson Street told police the three men had regularly exchanged textbooks for cash.

Textbooks and other stolen property were recovered from Peterson's suite in the Northwest Quads, according to the report.

Humphrey and Peterson were each charged with nine counts of burglary, while Wade was charged with one count.

Humphrey and Wade, both 20-years-old, are wide receivers at Arkansas, while Peterson, 19, is a tight end. All three have hearings scheduled for Monday and have been suspended indefinitely from the Razorbacks' football team.

“We have high standards for our student-athletes and I expect them to conduct themselves appropriately,” Arkansas coach John L. Smith said in a statement. "Poor conduct and misbehavior will not be tolerated and is not what we expect from the University of Arkansas football program.”

Six different scholarship football players at Arkansas have been arrested in less than two months and five have been charged with felony offenses.

Offensive lineman Jason Peacock was arrested on March 16 and charged with felony theft of property; receiver Kane Whitehurst was arrested April 2 on drug possession charges; and linebacker Tyler Gilbert was arrested April 17 on charges of felony aggravated burglary.

Peacock was suspended but reinstated to the football team less than two weeks following his arrest, while Whitehurst and Gilbert were indefinitely suspended.


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