Tarleton police have obtained arrest warrants for two basketball players suspected of burglarizing an apartment in a series of Spring Break crimes. The warrants seek the arrest of Shedrick Haynes, 24, and Zachary Hannibal Nelson, 22, in a burglary of a habitation case, a second-degree felony. The burglary at Texan Village apartments was among seven cases reported to campus police between March 7-18.
Haynes and Nelson became suspects after a Neebo Bookstore employee identified the two men as the persons who sold books taken in one of the burglaries, police records show.
Both athletes gave false names when selling the books, but had used their UIN numbers, allowing the crimes to be connected to their real names.
In another twist, records show that Tarleton Police Sergeant Darren Keith was called on April 3 into Athletic Director Lonn Reisman’s office to pick up items turned into Reisman by one of his athletes. Some of these items -- a Fuji camera, two SD cards and a black case -- were identified in a police report as being stolen in a burglary.
Detective Kristie Bint used this information to obtain the arrest warrants on April 16. The athletes have not been arrested.
Texan News attempted to contact Haynes and Nelson at phone numbers listed in police reports. Haynes’ phone was answered by a man who said he didn’t know Haynes. Nelson’s number was disconnected.
This isn’t the first time these athletes have dealt with campus police. Haynes was arrested on March 28 for burglary of a habitation on July 30, 2011 when property was taken from a campus dorm, records show. He was released on a $10,000 bond the following day.
Records also show Nelson was arrested on March 19 for possession of marijuana and was released that day on a $500 bond.
Sgt. Keith said police have been searching for the suspects since the warrants were obtained.
Abilene Christian and Angelo State headlined the All-Lone Star
Conference awards with 14 honorees each of the 54 athletes on the list for their
efforts at the 2012 LSC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championships. The
awards were announced Thursday by league officials. ACU won the men’s championship for the 19th straight year at the
2012 LSC meet with seven all-conference athletes. ASU earned its fourth
consecutive women’s title behind the efforts of six all-LSC
The list of all-conference performers includes the winner of each
event at the conference meet, including all members of the winning relay teams,
plus any athlete who scores at least 14 points at the meet. In all, 27 men and
25 women were recognized by the all-conference program In addition to the announcement of All-LSC performers, the league
recognized four student-athletes and two coaches with individual awards.
On the men’s side, ACU’s Jordan Geary earned the Cap Shelton
Award as Outstanding Male Track Athlete, while the Wildcats Nick Jones picked up
the Oscar Strahan Award as Outstanding Male Field Athlete. ACU’s Roosevelt
Lofton was named Men’s Track Coach of the Year.
For the women, the Wildcats Chloe Susset claimed the Wes Kittley
Award as Outstanding Female Track Athlete, while West Texas A&M’s Morgan
Shelton earned the David Noble Award as Outstanding Female Field Athlete. ASU’s
James Reid was tabbed Women’s Track Coach of the Year for the sixth straight
Outstanding Male Track Athlete (Cap Shelton Award): Jordan Geary, Abilene
Outstanding Male Field Athlete (Oscar Strahan Award): Nick Jones, Abilene
Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year: Roosevelt Lofton, Abilene
Outstanding Female Track Athlete (Wes Kittley Award): Chloe Susset, Abilene
Outstanding Female Field Athletes (David Noble Award): Morgan Shelton, West
Women’s Track & Field Coach of the Year: James Reid, Angelo
2012 LSC TRACK & FIELD ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS
NOTE: To earn all-conference status, athletes must score at least 14 points
or win an event at the LSC Championships.