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Former OSU Basketball Players Bought BB Guns Night Of Stillwater Incident

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Affidavits from the Oklahoma State University Police Department released last Thursday indicated two teammates accused ex-Cowboy basketball player Kentrevious Jones as the main culprit in a string of vandalisms with a BB gun on New Year’s Day. According to Stillwater News, the vandalism charges were presented on Wednesday, March 6 at the Payne County Courthouse against Jones, Michael Weathers, Maurice Calloo and former OSU cheerleader Imani Patterson. The charges against all four are two felony counts and seven misdemeanor counts. The charges come after an investigation produced evidence that included surveillance footage of Jones, Weathers and Calloo purchasing BB guns at a Wal-Mart in Stillwater.

In the affidavit, OSU PD was notified several vehicles with windows that were broken out or damaged during the evening of New Years Day. A glass windowpane in the Monroe Street parking garage was also broken. The Stillwater Police Department had a similar case that same night at a house in the James Creek housing addition in the northwest area of Stillwater. SPD reported in the affidavit that a glass door in a residence and two cars were shot with a BB gun, the same weapon OSUPD reported was used in the vandalisms on OSU campus grounds. In the affidavit, witnesses from the James Creek incident said they suspected Patterson, Weathers, Calloo and Jones were responsible for the damage. Patterson’s car, a gray 2017 Kia Soul, was the vehicle used in the alleged incidents.

OSU police officer Leslie Grotheer said she checked the car’s registration and was shown to be registered to Patterson’s mother. OSU detective David Adney obtained a surveillance video from the James Creek incident, showing a short person changing seats with a very tall person in the car. Grother reported that she reviewed surveillance video from the Monroe Street Parking Garage and saw Patterson’s vehicle traveling west on Scott Avenue, which came to a stop at 8:51 p.m. The glass pane was in tact at that time, but within a minute the glass was broken.

In interviews with 19-year-old Patterson, she said that she and the three former basketball players went to Wal-Mart to purchase ear-piercing supplies and then went to a part at James Creek. Patterson also stated that the four of them did not shoot any cars on or off campus.  The interview with 21-year-old Weathers brought up that he did not own a BB gun and had no involvement with shooting. In a second interview though, he appeared with his attorney and stated that Jones had a BB gun and told him where to drive as Jones shot outside the windows in the rear passenger seats. Weathers identified as to where the incidents happened which were on the OSU campus and Monroe Street Parking Garage. Weathers said he never saw the gun, but heard Jones use it.

20-year-old Calloo stated in his interview that he did indeed go back to James Creek, but with different people and completely unaware of the events that occurred on campus. He provided Groether with his IMEI number from his phone, which OSU Wi-Fi showed Calloo’s username showing up the same time his phone hit on a router at Smith Hall as Vehicles were damaged next to the building. Calloo couldn’t explain why his phone pinged there and claimed in the second interview he knew nothing of the BB gun, but Weathers told him about Jones. 20-year-old Jones said in his interview that the four were at a party in James Creek and that he did not own a BB gun nor did he ever hold one.  Jones was unable to provide time frames for the evening, but said they were back on campus before basketball curfew which was 11 p.m.

The OSU officer stated in the affidavit that Jones did not appear truthful in the interview and was unwilling to provide details. Adney obtained surveillance video from the Wal-Mart at 11 North Perkins Road that disputed the men’s claims of not knowing a BB gun. In the video, the three former players can be seen purchasing a BB gun pistol at the sporting goods counter at 7:51 p.m. on Jan. 1. The police also obtained receipts confirming the three had purchased the guns.

The felony crimes are punishable up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. On the misdemeanor counts, all are punishable by up to one year in Payne County Jail and a fine of up to $500.