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Mizzou running back Trevon Walters arrested for stealing

Missouri sophomore running back Trevon Walters has been indefinitely suspended from the football team after his arrest on three counts, including one for felony stealing.

According to a police report obtained by The Star, Columbia Police officers responded to a burglary complaint July 18 in the 1300 block of Paris Road.

An unidentified 19-year-old male victim had items taken from a residence July 17, including a debit card.

“Multiple unauthorized transactions were conducted using the debit card” later that day, the police report said. “Officers reviewed video surveillance from a business where a transaction occurred and identified Trevon Walters as the subject using the debit card.”

Walters, 21, a graduate of Manatee High from Bradenton, Fla., was charged with one count of stealing, a felony, and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit device, both misdemeanors.

He turned himself in Friday morning and was booked in Boone County Jail at 11:59 a.m.

With the help of a bondsman, Walters posted $5,500 in bail money and was released at 4:05 p.m.

“We’re aware of his situation and he’s been suspended indefinitely as we work to learn more about it,” Tigers associate athletic director for strategic communications Chad Moller said.

Under Missouri law, stealing a credit card automatically is deemed a Class C felony.

Walters — a 5-foot-10, 200-pound three-star recruit from the 2014 class — redshirted during his first season at Missouri and missed the 2015 season as he rehabilitated a surgically repaired ACL.

He is one of six scholarship running backs on the Tigers’ roster, but is believed to be behind at least four other players — Oklahoma graduate-student transfer Alex Ross, incumbent starter and last season’s leading rusher Ish Witter, junior college transfer Nate Strong and freshman Damarea Crockett — on the depth chart.

Redshirt freshman running back Ryan Williams, a Lee’s Summit West graduate, has been sidelined this week in camp with a strained hamstring.

Sophomore walk-on Shaun Conway is the only other back on the roster and impressed in flashes for Mizzou during spring practice.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer

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