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K-State defensive back Duke Shelley arrested for failure to appear in Manhattan

Kansas State defensive back Duke Shelley.
Kansas State defensive back Duke Shelley. Associated Press

Duke Shelley, a senior defensive back with the Kansas State football team, was arrested for failure to appear late Tuesday morning in Manhattan.

Riley County Police arrested Shelley at 11:04 a.m. in the 1400 block of College Avenue. He was not confined after paying his bond of $500.

Police responded to a warrant issued for Shelley by Manhattan Municipal Court for two unpaid traffic tickets. They were for driving without proof of liability insurance and having expired tags or an unregistered vehicle, according to RCPD spokesperson Hali Rowland.

A spokesman for the K-State football team said the Wildcats were aware of the arrest and will handle the matter internally.

Shelley has been K-State’s top defensive back this season, registering 33 tackles and three interceptions. He started for the Wildcats in their first seven games, but has missed the last two with injury.

He is not the first K-State football player to be arrested for failure appear this season. Sophomore defensive end Bronson Massie was arrested for unpaid parking tickets in August and junior linebacker DaQuan Patton was arrested for an unpaid speeding ticket last week. All three remain on the team.