Tulsa WR Damaris Johnson Arrested And Booked

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 6:16 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 both received one count for the accusations against them of embezzling $2,610.67 worth of merchandise from a Macy's store in Tulsa.

The actions took place multiple times between August 20, 2011 and August 25, 2011.

Jones, who worked at the Macy's department store, allegedly rang up thousands of dollars of merchandise for about $13 for Johnson.

First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said they reviewed the investigative reports by the Tulsa Police Department and made an objective charging decision based on the evidence presented.

"Both Mr. Johnson and Ms. Jones have been cooperative with law enforcement during the investigation," Drummond said. "As with any other person charged with a crime, they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Johnson is the NCAA's career leader in all-purpose yards and kick return yards.

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

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