Former BA Football Star Arrested For Armed Robbery

Friday, August 28th 2015, 12:38 am
By: News On 6

A former Broken Arrow football star and OSU recruit is in jail.

According to a news release, the Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force took Devon Thomas, 20, into custody in the 9500 block of East 65 Street in Tulsa at about 10:30 Thursday night.

He was wanted for an armed robbery on July 23, 2015.

Police said a man told them he and a juvenile went to the 600 block of East Dallas Street to give someone a ride when they were met by Thomas and another juvenile.

They said Thomas had a small handgun and demanded everything they had. When the victims refused, Thomas and the other juvenile assaulted them, police said.

News On 6 spoke to Thomas on August 24 and he said the accusation was bogus and claimed someone was blackmailing him.

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Thomas claims he was working at the time of the robbery.

Thomas was also arrested for armed robbery in 2014.

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In that case, Broken Arrow police said Thomas and three other men forced their way into a home and robbed a man. Thomas is set to go to trial next year on charges of first-degree burglary and armed robbery.

In addition to the two robberies, Thomas was charged with possession of marijuana after being arrested near Arrowhead Park in February.