As reported by KFSM
News, two former University of Arkansas football
players Andrew Peterson and Marquel Wade, were sentenced Wednesday to six months in the Arkansas Department of Community Correction
and were given 60 months supervised probation. The sentencing came down upon them as punishment for their part in residential burglaries-of dorm rooms-at the Arkansas University.As part of a plea bargain agreement, Peterson and Wade each pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary, a Class B felony.
University of Arkansas police arrested Wade and Peterson on May 12 on suspicion of residential burglary in dorm rooms. Officers initially responded to a burglary complaint on May 1 regarding a laptop that had been stolen from a campus dorm room. Within the same week, 10 additional stolen property complaints were filed. Those complaints included reports of stolen textbooks, laptops, cash and DVDâ€™s. Surveillance video showed three suspects walking through the hallways, checking doors and entering rooms. The suspects later were identified as Wade, Humphrey and Peterson.
In total, there have been six Razorback football players that have been arrested, Wade, Peterson, Maudrecus Humphrey, Tyler Gilbert, Jason Peacock and Kane Whitehurst. The arrests of these former Razorbacks are from separate incidents however Peacock was arrested and charged in an unrelated case for theft as well. Head coach John L. Smith kicked five of the six off the team.