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Affidavit: Joseph Randle threatened to kill jail deputy over denied phone call

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on releasing running back Joseph Randle

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, making an appearance at the team's facility in Frisco, Texas, commented on releasing running back Joseph Randle. (video by Paul Mosley/Star-Telegram/April 2016)
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, making an appearance at the team's facility in Frisco, Texas, commented on releasing running back Joseph Randle. (video by Paul Mosley/Star-Telegram/April 2016)

Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle threatened to kill a detention deputy on May 14 while incarcerated, prompting his latest felony criminal charge in Sedgwick County District Court, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday morning.

Randle, according to the document, was upset that he had been refused a phone call at 8:02 p.m. that day and told the deputy involved “‘I will kill you I swear on my life and everything that I have I will kill you when I get out.’” He allegedly repeated the threat several times.

The deputy “did feel threatened by what Inmate Randle stated,” states the document, which was written by a detective with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy “was also threatened by the way Inmate Randle said the threats. The threat was made in a very aggressive manner by yelling them,” the detective wrote.

The document says the deputy didn’t allow Randle to use the phone because a deputy working an earlier shift had given him an opportunity to do so.

Randle has refused the earlier chance and became agitated when he later was told no, according to the document.

Randle’s defense attorney, Steven Mank, had no comment Monday about the document.

Randle, 24, is charged with one count of criminal threat in connection with the allegations. The case is the latest in a string of legal woes faced by the Wichita native and Southeast High School product since his release from the Cowboys organization late last year.

He remains in Sedgwick County Jail on a total of $50,000 in bonds.

In addition to the threat case, Randle has two other felony criminal cases pending locally: one for allegedly hitting three people with a car after he was asked to leave a housewarming party in February and the other for interfering with law enforcement officers trying to serve him with a warrant.

He is next due in court July 26 on all three cases, according to court records.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, making an appearance at the team's facility in Frisco, Texas, commented on releasing running back Joseph Randle. (video by Paul Mosley/Star-Telegram/April 2016)

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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