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Ex-NFL player Joseph Randle to learn of criminal charges later today

Wichita Southeast High product and former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested early Sunday in Wichita, according to Sedgwick County Jail booking records.
Wichita Southeast High product and former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested early Sunday in Wichita, according to Sedgwick County Jail booking records. Courtesy of Sedgwick County Jail

Former NFL running back Joseph Randle, who graduated from Wichita Southeast High School, will appear in Sedgwick County District Court on Wednesday afternoon to learn what criminal charges he faces in connection with a weekend incident.

Randle, 24, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana after an altercation at a housewarming party in southeast Wichita.

Randle is accused of striking three people with his 2015 Honda Accord as he backed out of a driveway after an argument broke out and he was asked to leave the party, police have said. Officers were called shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday to 8620 E. Scott, near Pawnee and Rock Road.

Randle reportedly struck two men and a woman — including the husband and wife hosting the party — as they stood in the driveway of the home.

None of the three was seriously hurt, and they went into the house after Randle left. Several people witnessed the incident, according to a police report.

Randle reportedly returned later and forced his way into the house, damaging the door. Shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, he was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bond.

Randle’s first appearance is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Judge Jeffrey Goering’s courtroom.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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