The Sedgwick County District Attorney said Wednesday there is a lack of evidence to support felony charges against Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle.
Randle, a Wichita Southeast graduate, was involved in a dispute with the mother of his child last February at a downtown Wichita hotel. At the time, the woman said Randle brandished a gun during the argument and broke out a window of her car.
According to a news release from the District Attorney’s office, “After reviewing the extensive investigation conducted by the Wichita Police Department, including witness interviews and analyzing available evidence, we concluded there is a lack of evidence sufficient to support felony charges against Mr. Randle.”
The release said there was not enough available evidence to meet the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which is required in a criminal case.
The case may be referred by the Wichita Police Department to the City Prosecutor’s office for potential misdemeanor charges, the release said.
Randle was given a notice to appear in Wichita Municipal Court after a small amount of marijuana was found in his room at the Hotel at WaterWalk at 711 S. Main in early February.
Police went to Room 524 after a 22-year-old woman called 911 shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 3 to report she had been in a fight with a 23-year-old man in the room and a weapon was involved, authorities have said.
That charge was later dropped as police investigated allegations that could have resulted in felony charges against Randle.
He has played two seasons for the Cowboys after a collegiate career at Oklahoma State University.