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K-State recruit charged with armed robbery

By The Mercury

Former Kansas State football commitment Javone Boyd of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was charged with armed robbery on Monday after turning himself in to authorities and denying involvement.

Boyd, 18, was scheduled to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday to play at Butler Community College after academic issues prevented him from honoring his verbal commitment to K-State.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Boyd is rated as a four-star defensive end by and the fourth-best football recruit in Missouri and was one of several important pickups by K-State in an effort to reload on defense.

Boyd is accused of participating in a Jan. 23 robbery at gunpoint in a Kansas City apartment. He was also cited in November for resisting arrest and possessing marijuana. At least four of the victims identified Boyd from photos. Boyd is charged with five counts of robbery in the first-degree and five counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000.

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