Ex-GCCC QB Jones arrested, released

5/23/2014

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

lburnfin@gctelegram.com

A former starting quarterback for the Garden City Communty College football team was arrested Sunday night on an allegation of criminal trespassing.

Akeem Jones, a freshman who started five games and played in three others in 2013 for the Broncbusters, including the Football Capital of Kansas Bowl game, was arrested in the GCCC dorms at 7:39 p.m. Sunday, according to the Garden City Police Department.

"We are aware of the situation, but cannot comment at this time, pending an investigation," GCCC Sports Information Director and Assistant Athletic Director Dan Delgado said in a telephone interview Tuesday night.

Busters head coach Matt Miller did not return a phone call on Tuesday. Attempts to reach Jones for comment were unsuccessful.

Jones also was cited on Sunday for a separate trespassing allegation at the same location on April 12, and on allegations of burglary and theft from another incident where $700 was stolen from a dorm room on Dec. 15, 2013.

Jones was booked into the Finney County jail on counts of felony burglary, felony theft of prop/services, and criminal trespassing, a Class C misdemeanor, on Sunday. Jones posted a $10,000 bond on the burglary allegation, and a $290 bond for the criminal trespassing allegation, and was released Tuesday night.

According to Delgado, Jones was not a member of the football team during spring practice, and will not be a member of the 2014 team.

Jones started five of the Busters' first six games in 2013 before being replaced. He did relieve starter Jake Curran in the regular season finale at Coffeyville, and during the bowl game in Pittsburg against Tyler (Texas) Junior College.

Jones threw for 1,325 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions with a 51.2 completion percentage. From Florida, he played high school ball in Miami.

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