2nd ex-EMU football player charged in burglary in campus dormitory
Jairockeis Sharod Jones, 18, a freshman wide receiver who was recently dismissed from the team, was arraigned Monday at 14A-1 District Court on a charge of receiving and concealing stolen property of more than $1,000, but less than $20,000, court records show.
Jones, of Palm Coast, Fla., was released on a promise to appear.
EMU Interim Public Safety Director Bob Heighes said Jones hid a computer that he knew had been stolen during a burglary at Walton Residence Hall at the Ypsilanti campus.
The computer and an i-Pod were taken from an unlocked room about 6:10 p.m. Oct. 9, police said.
EMU head football coach Ron English announced Friday that Jones had been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Freshman defensive lineman Wilbert Mitchell was dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules Oct. 11, the same day he was charged in the burglary. Heighes said Jones hid the computer for Mitchell.
Mitchell, 19, of Tulsa, Okla., is charged with second-degree home invasion and conspiracy. He also was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to return to court Dec. 1 for a pretrial hearing.
Jones is scheduled to return to court Nov. 1 for a preliminary hearing. Heighes said the investigation continues.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.