Iowa State reserve wide receiver Albert Gary is alleged to have committed first-degree robbery, a class “B” felony punishable by up to 25 years in jail.
According to a news release distributed Tuesday morning, an arrest warrant application for Gary, a 22-year-old sophomore from Ocala, Fla., was filed Monday by Iowa State University Police.
After the warrant was issued, Gary turned himself in to the Story County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning. He posted bond and was released.
Police determined Gary to be the person responsible for committing a robbery at gunpoint allegedly to have occurred June 19 on central campus.
Gary, police said in the release, fled the scene and was later identified during the investigation.
ISU police received a call on June 19 from a man who said he and two others had been robbed.
The victim, according to the release, said approximately six men approached his group and one of the men patted them down while displaying a hand gun.
Around this time, ISU police responded to a 911 call placed from a campus emergency phone. Officers pursued several men and subsequently recovered four pellet guns found north of the robbery scene.
Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads said Monday Gary had informed him of the charge — and he and university officials were previously aware of the situation.
Rhoads said he suspended Gary for three games earlier in the season. Rhoads initially indicated Gary could be available for Friday’s 7 p.m. game against No. 2 Oklahoma State.
Rhoads, Iowa State sports information director Tom Kroeschell said in an email Tuesday morning, has no further comment.Gary, a junior college transfer, has seven career catches and all have come this season. He caught five passes for 57 yards in the Cyclones’ Nov. 5 win over Kansas.