When former Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle was charged with a felony last month, we weren’t quite sure of the details.
Well, now we have them… and it’s ugly.
The reason that Randle was charged with a felony is because he threatened to kill the deputy, according to an arrest affidavit that was obtained by the Wichita Eagle on Monday.
On May 14th, Randle was refused a phone call he received at night, and allegedly told the deputy, “I will kill you I swear on my life and everything that I have I will kill you when I get out.” He allegedly repeated the threat several times.
The affidavit also mentions that the deputy felt “threatened by what Inmate Randle stated.”
According to the document, Randle had been offered a chance to use the phone earlier in the day, but he ended up turning down that opportunity.
Randle was charged last month in Sedgwick County with one count of criminal threat.
Unfortunately, it’s just the latest legal issue for the former Oklahoma State back who has had a string of run-ins with the law. He was arrested in October 2014 for shoplifting, and since then has been arrested five other times.
A message left Monday with Randle’s public defender, James Crawford, wasn’t immediately returned.
Since leaving Oklahoma State for the NFL, Randle spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, but they released Randle last year.
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