Idaho State assistant soccer coach DaVonte’ Neal was arrested by police in Pocatello, Idaho, on the request of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Workplace on a warrant that features fees of first-degree homicide, drive-by taking pictures and discharge of a firearm at a construction, based on Pocatello Police.
The arrest by Pocatello police occurred exterior his house on Might 25, and Neal stays in Bannock County jail pending extradition to Arizona, information present. The alleged taking pictures happened in 2017, based on police.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Workplace investigated the taking pictures, however spokesperson Kahri Harrion mentioned the company was unable to launch data on the case. The taking pictures occurred in a busy industrial space alongside Interstate 10 about eight miles south of Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport.
Neal, who performed faculty soccer for Arizona and Notre Dame, had not beforehand coached faculty soccer earlier than being employed in January by new Bengals coach Charlie Ragle. Ragle first coached Neal at Chaparral Excessive in Arizona, the place Neal was a two-time Gatorade State Participant of the Yr (2010, 2011). Ragle additionally coached Neal at Arizona, the place Ragle was an assistant coach from 2012 to 2016.
In a textual content message to the Idaho State Journal, which first reported the arrest, Idaho State athletic director Pauline Thiros mentioned, “I’ve been in fixed contact with [Ragle] who has identified DaVonte’ for a few years and by no means had any information or suspicion of a doable crime of any variety. The information of DaVonte’ Neal’s arrest and fees in Arizona was a fantastic shock. Going ahead, we’ll cooperate in each manner doable, safeguard our program and tradition, help one another and our college students, and permit the authorized course of to work. The information is devastating and we hope for decision for all concerned.”
Idaho State put Neal on administrative go away and has begun the termination course of, the State Journal reported.
No additional particulars in regards to the incident had been out there from Pocatello police.
The Related Press contributed to this report.