Athlete arrested in dorm burglaryA Dakota Wesleyan University athlete was arrested Sunday on accusations that he allegedly entered a woman’s dorm room three times, including twice by using a master key he allegedly stole from a dorm supervisor.
By: Lisa Kirkie The Daily Republic, Worthington Daily Globe
A Dakota Wesleyan University athlete was arrested Sunday on accusations that he allegedly entered a woman’s dorm room three times, including twice by using a master key he allegedly stole from a dorm supervisor.
Treyvon Jackson, 20, of Katy, Texas, has been charged with four counts of first-degree burglary, one count of sexual contact and one count of second-degree petty theft. As of Monday morning, Jackson was listed as a freshman running back on the 2008 Wesleyan football roster, but he was later suspended from school, said Lori Essig, DWU’s vice president of university relations.
A press release issued Monday by the Mitchell police department stated that in the early morning hours Sunday, Jackson allegedly entered the woman’s unlocked DWU dorm room while she was asleep. Once inside the dorm room, Jackson sat on her bed and began to fondle her breasts while asking the victim to kiss, hug and “do things” with him, according to the report, issued by investigator Kelly Knippling.
According to police paperwork, Jackson eventually left the victim’s room and she locked the door, but after stealing a master key from a resident assistant’ s dorm room, Jackson re-entered the woman’s dorm room a second time. He again reportedly asked her to do “sexual things” for him.
The woman again asked him to leave, but according to the police press release, Jackson used the master key once again to enter the room a third time, again asking for sexual favors. At that time, the woman — who said she did not know Jackson prior to the incidents — contacted police.
The press release states “Jackson was interviewed and confessed to entering the victim’s room three times in the manner previously described.”
Late Monday afternoon, Essig said Jackson no longer has any affiliation with DWU.
“Treyvon Jackson was suspended and administratively withdrawn from Dakota Wesleyan University,” Essig said. “My understanding is that there were some other circumstances (in the case) that caused the administrators to make the decision to suspend him. So as of now, Jackson is administratively withdrawn and is not considered a student at this time.”
Prior to his dismissal, Jackson was not near the top of the depth chart at running back, nor was he listed in Wesleyan’s season statistics.
First-degree burglary is a Class 2 felony and if Jackson is convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in the state penitentiary and a $50,000 fine for each count. The other two counts of sexual contact and second-degree petty theft are Class 1 and Class 2 misdemeanors, respectively. Both charges are punishable by county jail time and a fine.
Knippling said Jackson was in custody Monday afternoon, with bond set at $50,000. She did not know if a court date has been scheduled.
Jackson had been drinking, according to Knippling.