TU Wide Receiver Damaris Johnson Arrested And Booked

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 6:36 pm

By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa wide receiver Damaris Johnson was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Tulsa County Jail after being charged with felony embezzlement on Wednesday.

Johnson surrendered with his attorney, and was booked and released on conditions of pretrial release, according to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office.

He qualified for pretrial release because he had no criminal history.

Johnson's girlfriend Chamon Jones, who also received one count of felony embezzlement, was released on $2,000 bond and will have a Sept. 15 court date.

The charge for Johnson was filed in the Tulsa County District Court on Wednesday.

Johnson and his girlfriend Chamon Jones are accused of embezzling more than $2,600 in merchandise from the Macy's inside Tulsa's Promenade Mall between August 20, 2011, to August 25, 2011.

8/26/2011 Related Story: Tulsa Suspends Damaris Johnson Indefinitely

Police say Jones – who worked at the department store at the time – would ring up items for Johnson and charge him far less than the actual price.

Jones was arrested last Thursday after she allegedly rang up merchandise that totaled $1,238.75 that Johnson allegedly paid a total of $0.34 for.

Johnson was indefinitely suspended from the Golden Hurricanes after last week's arrest.

"We reviewed the investigative reports by the Tulsa Police Department and made an objective charging decision based on the evidence presented to our office," said Tulsa Count Assistant DA Doug Drummond in a press release.

The 21-year-old senior from Norco, Louisiana is a three-year letter winner and starter for Tulsa. He has 29 career touchdowns including 17 receiving and eight rushing.

Tulsa is set to open the season on September 3 against the University of Oklahoma in Norman at 7 p.m.


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