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Former Dallas Cowboys player Joseph Randle arrested Sunday

Wichita Southeast High graduate and former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, 24, was arrested early Sunday in Wichita, according to Sedgwick County Jail booking records, on a charge of failing to appear in court.
Wichita Southeast High graduate and former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, 24, was arrested early Sunday in Wichita, according to Sedgwick County Jail booking records, on a charge of failing to appear in court. Courtesy of Sedgwick County Jail

Joseph Randle, a former Dallas Cowboys running back, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Sunday morning on a charge of failing to appear in court.

The arrest follows a string of run-ins with law enforcement over the past year and a half.

Sedgwick County booking records show he was booked at 1:44 a.m. Sunday, with bond set at $150,000.

Randle, a Wichita Southeast High School product, was arrested last month on three counts of aggravated battery, one count each of criminal damage to property and possession of hallucinogenics/marijuana.

Sgt. Joe Kennedy of the Wichita Police Department said he did not have any information about the Sunday arrest.

The February charges resulted from a house party Randle attended in Wichita near Pawnee and Rock Road.

Randle was asked to leave the party after an argument broke out, according to a briefing from Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza, after the incident occurred.

When Randle backed out of the driveway in his 2015 Honda Accord, police said, he hit three people with his car who were standing on the edge of the driveway – a 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who lived in the house along with a 26-year-old male guest.

They were not seriously hurt and went into the house after Randle left.

Randle then went back to the house and damaged the front door as he forced himself inside, police said.

He was also arrested in Texas a few weeks prior to the Wichita arrest because of a speeding warrant.

In November 2015, Randle was arrested at the Kansas Star Casino after an alleged altercation at a blackjack table.

The Dallas Cowboys released him from the team late in 2015.

Contributing: Stan Finger of The Eagle

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

At a media event at the Dallas Cowboys new headquarters site in Frisco, team owner Jerry Jones talked more about running back Joseph Randle. Star-Telegram video by Paul Moseley

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