An ex-University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and NFL football player and one accomplice were arrested last week for alleged kidnapping.
Jail records obtained by several reports mentioned that Jerrell Powe, 35, was checked into the Madison County Detention Center in Mississippi on Thursday with another alleged accomplice, Gavin Bates, 35, of Roseville, California.
Ridgeland Police Chief Brian Myers said, per NBC affiliate WLBT, that Powe and Bates were arrested at a Chase Bank on Highland Colony Parkway.
Ex-NFL Player, Accomplice Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping
Ridgeland Authorities Chief Brian Myers said in a New York Post report, citing WLBT, that the incident started in Laurel, Miss., when a victim called police and said he had been kidnapped “against his will” and forced to “withdraw money” from the bank.
Fox News, the Ridgeland Police Department stated that police arrived at the Chase Bank at 1:40 p.m.
Officials added that the alleged victim is safe, but Powe and Bates have been detained for alleged kidnapping.
Who is Jerrell Powe?
ABC News said Powe was an Ole Miss defensive tackle from 2008 through 2010. In 37 games, he recorded 69 tackles, seven sacks, and an interception. In 2009 and 2010, Powe received Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference honors.
Powe was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Throughout three seasons, he appeared in 12 games with the Chiefs, recording eight tackles and one sack. For the Houston Texans in 2014, Powe participated in 16 games and made 10 tackles.