Former Alabama standout, All-SEC performer, arrested for armed robbery and felonious assault, per report
Trey DePriest, a former Alabama linebacker who was on multiple national championship teams, is in custody in Ohio on several charges, including armed robbery, assault and felonious assault in a case that stemmed out of Detroit. He was reportedly arrested by U.S. Marshals.
DePriest is being held in the Clark County jail in Ohio, according to WHIO. DePriest, 28, was investigated for a robbery at a hotel and he was booked on Thursday morning, according to jail records. He was arrested as a fugitive of justice.
“Once inside the hotel room the suspects attempted to rob the victim. One of the two suspects fired a shot, striking the victim,” a statement from the police department read. DePriest’s charges had been filed back on Nov. 11. Police are still looking for Adrian Chilton, 30, who also is wanted for the same incident.
DePriest was a 5-star recruit in the class of 2011 out of Springfield, Ohio, and the No. 30 overall prospect in that class, according to the 247Sports Composite, and third-best signed by Alabama behind Cyrus Kouandjio and HaHa Clinton-Dix.
DePriest was part of the 2011 and 2012 national title teams.
His four-year tackle total finished at 232 with 14 for loss. After he went undrafted, DePriest was briefly with the Baltimore Ravens but never made the team’s roster, AL.com reported.