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Police Blotter

Otis Anderson Sr. reportedly shot and killed his son after dog bite

Otis Anderson celebrates a touchdown

Former UCF running back Otis Anderson Jr. was shot and killed this week, and the circumstances surrounding his death are shocking.

According to a police report obtained by First Coast News, Anderson Jr. was shot by his father, Otis Anderson Sr., at his parents’ home in Jacksonville on Monday evening. Denise Anderson, Anderson Jr.’s mother, told police that her husband was bit by their son’s girlfriend’s dog, which led to an argument.

Denise said Otis Sr. became upset after being bit by the dog, as he was bleeding throughout the house. That led to an argument, and she says the two men appeared to be on the verge of a fight after Anderson Sr. flipped a reclining chair. They then went their separate ways, with Anderson Sr. heading toward the garage.

Denise says Anderson Sr. came back in the house to meet her son in the kitchen, and she heard a gun shot followed by her son saying “you shot me!” She claims she then began hitting Anderson Sr. with a floor cleaning device, at which point he turned and fired more rounds.

Anderson Jr. suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and back, according to the police report. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Denise Anderson was treated for multiple graze wounds and released.

Anderson Sr. was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He appeared in court on Tuesday and is being held without bond.

Tributes to Anderson Jr. have been popping up on the UCF campus this week.

Anderson Jr., who was 23, played for UCF from 2017 to 2020. He rushed for 2,182 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 91 catches for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns. Anderson Jr. spent time with the Los Angeles Rams during training camp this past offseason.

Photo: Sep 21, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; UCF Knights defensive back Myles Wilson (37) congratulates running back Otis Anderson (2) on his punt return for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Zac Stacy arrested in Florida for felony domestic violence

Zac Stacy mug shot

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was arrested in Florida on Thursday night on two felony charges related to his alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend.

TMZ Sports published videos on Wednesday night that allegedly show Stacy beating up his ex-girlfriend, Kris Evans, in front of their 5-month-old son.

The videos showed Evans being hit and harshly thrown into a TV, when then falls near her.

Police say Stacy fled the scene after Evans called police. He allegedly fled the state of Florida, and Evans believed he was being aided by some friends. On Thursday, she was seeking help locating him so he could face charges from authorities.

On Thursday night, jail records showed that Stacy had been arrested and jailed in Florida.

The 30-year-old is being held in Orange County Jail in Florida on two felony charges: aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Stacy played four seasons at Vanderbilt from 2009-2012. He was drafted by the Rams in 2013 and rushed for 1,355 yards and 9 touchdowns over three seasons in the NFL.

Via TMZ

Photo: Orange County Department of Corrections

Former NFL RB Zac Stacy accused of brutal attack on ex-girlfriend

NFL: Preseason-New York Jets at New York Giants

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy is accused of savagely beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son in Florida over the weekend.

Stacy, a 2013 fifth-round pick who played for both the St. Louis Rams and New York Jets, was allegedly caught on camera punching his ex in the head before violently throwing her into a television and body slamming her through the child’s bouncy chair. Throughout the entire ordeal, the woman can be heard pleading with him to stop.

The videos are extremely graphic and disturbing.

The woman immediately called police following the incident and filed for a restraining order.

“He punched me several times in the head. I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me,” the woman wrote in the restraining order application, via TMZ Sports.

“He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV began to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up. As I laid on the floor he began to yell at me, telling me I’m destructive. He then picked me up off the floor and off my feet and body slammed me into our son’s bouncy seat.”

Stacy allegedly fled before police arrived, telling his son he loved him before taking off.

“I fear for my life and my children’s lives,” the woman said.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for various injuries, including a potential head wound.

Stacy retired from football at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season but came out of retirement in 2018. He briefly joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 2018 and later played for the AAF’s Memphis Express.

Photo: Aug 29, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Zac Stacy (38) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Coach K’s grandson, one other Duke player booked on DWI-related charges

Paolo Banchero grabs a rebound

Two Duke basketball players are facing charges related to driving while impaired. One of them is longtime coach Mike Krzyzewski’s grandson.

Michael Savarino, Coach K’s grandson, was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning after he was pulled over by the N.C. Highway Patrol outside Hillsborough. According to court records obtained by Steve Wiseman of the Raleigh News & Observer, police say the 20-year-old was stopped for a sign violation. Officers suspected he was impaired, and he was taken into custody after a breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol content was 0.08. Savarino was charged with DWI, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and the stop sign violation.

Star freshman Paolo Banchero was in the car with Savarino at the time. He was charged with aiding and abetting DWI and released at the site of the traffic stop.

“We are reviewing a legal matter involving two members of the men’s basketball team,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “Any further actions as a result of this situation will ultimately be determined by the Vice President/Director of Athletics and University officials.”

Savarino has a court date of Dec. 9 and Banchero is due in court on Dec. 8.

Savarino is the son of Coach K’s oldest daughter, Debbie Krzyzewski Savarino. He walked on with the Blue Devils in 2019 and was given a scholarship this past offseason. He played four minutes in Duke’s 82-56 win over Army on Friday night and is not a regular contributor.

Banchero, 19, is projected to be an NBA lottery pick. The 6-foot-10 forward was named the ACC’s preseason player of the year and is averaging 19.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Photo: Nov 12, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero (5) looks to pass during the second half against the Army Black Knights at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-NFL LB Nigel Bradham arrested with guns, marijuana in Corvette

Nigel Bradham with the Eagles

Former NFL linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested over the weekend for alleged possession of guns and marijuana.

FOX Sports 640’s Andy Slater reported Saturday that Bradham was arrested hours before the Miami-Florida State game. The ex-Seminoles linebacker was accused of having a stolen firearm and over 20 grams of marijuana with plans to sell.

Florida Highway Patrol saw Bradham driving in a 2021 Corvette and ran the tags, which came back mismatched and likely belonged to another car.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, an officer initiated a traffic stop and noticed the smell of marijuana from the car.

A search of the car revealed “two handguns, 3.4 pounds of marijuana and 10 small bags, which the trooper believed to be for distribution,” according to the Democrat.

Highway Patrol says one of the guns came back as stolen out of Missouri.

Bradham is facing three counts of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, two counts of gun possession during a felony, and one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell.

Bradham posted bond on Sunday. The 32-year-old played in the NFL from 2012-2020 for the Bills, Eagles and most recently the Broncos. In 2016, Bradham was busted for carrying a loaded gun at an airport.

H/T TMZ Sports

Photo: Sep 26, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Delonte West pleads not guilty to charges from police station incident

Delonte West

Delonte West was arrested last month following a troubling incident at a police station, but the former NBA star has pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing.

West was charged three misdemeanors — obstruction/resisting without violence, having an open container, and disorderly intoxication — after he was arrested outside the Boynton Beach Police Department in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19. The 38-year-old was confronted by officers after he began yelling and banging on the glass doors of the police station. West was holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka. He was arrested after he did not cooperate with police.

According to TMZ, West pleaded not guilty to all three charges on Monday. He has a court hearing scheduled for next month.

Police released body camera footage from the incident that showed West spewing incoherent thoughts. He claimed he was the president of the United States and ranted about how he was a better basketball player than LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

West has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped locate him last year after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. In 2019, West refused to accept assistance after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

Cuban set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year. That clearly is no longer the case.

Henry Ruggs charged with DUI resulting in death after fatal car crash

Henry Ruggs during a game

Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning, and police say the Las Vegas Raiders star is responsible for the death of another person.

The Las Vegas Police Department announced in a statement that Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death. The 22-year-old showed signs of impairment after his vehicle collided with another, leaving one person dead. Ruggs was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital. He is expected to be OK.

Local reporter Hector Mejia of 8 News Now shared some footage from the scene of the crash. Two cars were left totally destroyed, and one appears to have caught fire.

Ruggs, 22, is in his second season with the Raiders. The former No. 12 overall pick has 24 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns in seven games this year. He was injured in a bizarre accident involving a car during his rookie offseason.

Photo: Dec 13, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Few arrest video shows Gonzaga coach not cooperating with police

Mark Few

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few was arrested for driving while under the influence back in September, and he was not all that cooperative with police during the incident.

Few was suspended for two exhibition games and Gonzaga’s season opener against Dixie State after he was arrested in Idaho over Labor Day Weekend. The 58-year-old refused a field sobriety test after he was pulled over, telling police that the tests are “totally subjective” and that his previously sprained ankles would prevent him from completing one properly.

You can see the body camera footage below, which was obtained by TMZ.

Few seemed to repeatedly forget that the arresting officer asked him to keep his hands out of his pockets. He looked annoyed that the officer kept reminding him. He also asked to call his attorney multiple times. A breathalyzer test revealed that his blood alcohol content was much higher than the legal limit.

Few entered a plea agreement earlier this month. He must pay a $1,000 fine and complete a community service program. He will also have to take a drug and alcohol course and have an ignition interlock device in his car for a year.

Few has been the head coach at Gonzaga since 1999. He was an assistant there for more than a decade prior to that. He has an overall record of 630-124 and took the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament final last year.

Ex-Patriot Patrick Chung arrested on domestic violence charge

Former New England Patriots defensive back Patrick Chung is once again in trouble with the law.

Chung was arrested on Monday on a charge related to domestic violence, according to court documents obtained by the Boston Globe. The 34-year-old was charged with assault and battery against a family member and vandalism following an alleged incident in Milton, Mass.

Details surrounding the incident are unclear. Chung is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

In 2019, Chung was arrested in New Hampshire on felony drug charges for cocaine possession. Those charges were dropped after Chung reached an agreement for good behavior and periodic drug testing for two years. It’s unclear if his latest arrest violated the terms of his agreement.

Chung retired from the NFL prior to this season after opting out in 2020. He was drafted by the Patriots with the 34th overall pick in 2009. He spent the first four years of his career in New England before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season in 2013 and then returning to the Pats.

Delonte West arrested following incident at police station

Delonte West

Delonte West checked into a rehab treatment facility last year amid his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. Unfortunately, it sounds like the former NBA star has not remained on the right path.

According to an incident report obtained by Scott Sutton of WPTV, West was arrested in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night following an encounter with police. Officers responded after West went to the Boynton Beach Police Department building and began yelling and banging on the glass doors. He was said to be screaming while holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka.

Police say West began to walk away while still screaming, at which point they told him to stop and place the open containers of alcohol on the sidewalk. West complied with the demands, but he placed his hands inside his west band right after. That led to one of the officers unholstering his Taser before West complied and was handcuffed.

West was belligerent and “screaming profanities and obscure rants” after he was detained, according to the report. Police say they suspected he was intoxicated. West was charged with resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and having an open container.

The arrest will come as a disappointment to those who have followed West over the past year. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has a close relationship with West from when the former point guard played for the team, helped locate West in September 2020 after he was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. Cuban helped set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year.

West has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played in the NBA several years ago. In 2019, he refused to accept help after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway. Here’s hoping he can somehow get back on the right track.