Crime & Courts

Ex-NFL player Joseph Randle arrested after argument at Wichita party

Dallas Cowboys’ Joseph Randle stands in the team bench area during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas, in 2015. (Sept. 27, 2015)
Dallas Cowboys’ Joseph Randle stands in the team bench area during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas, in 2015. (Sept. 27, 2015) Associated Press

Wichita Southeast High product and former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was angered about being asked to leave a housewarming party after an argument early Sunday morning just before he allegedly struck three people with his car as he backed out of a driveway in southeast Wichita, police said Monday.

Police were called to 8620 E. Scott, which is near Pawnee and Rock Road, shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.

Randle was at the party when an argument broke out and he was asked to leave, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. As he was backing his 2015 Honda Accord out of the driveway, Randle allegedly struck three people who were standing at the edge of the driveway – the 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who live at the house and a 26-year-old male guest.

None of the three was seriously hurt and they went into the house after Randle left. Sometime later, Randle returned to the house and forced his way inside, damaging the front door, Espinoza said.

Police were called and Randle was arrested. After he was detained, police found marijuana in Randle’s possession.

Randle, 24, was booked into jail shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of three counts of aggravated battery and one count each of criminal damage to property and possession of hallucinogenics/marijuana.

Randle, who was released from the Cowboys organization late last year, was arrested in Texas earlier this month on a speeding warrant.

In November, he was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino after an alleged altercation at a blackjack table.

Randle’s bond for Sunday’s incident was set at $100,000, Espinoza said. The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.

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