A Houston Texans quarterback who was arrested for allegedly stealing a cell phone during a protest over the killing of Freddie Gray was arrested on Thursday and charged with a felony for taking a cellphone.
Houston Texans wide receiver A.J. Bouye was arrested at a bus stop after he allegedly stole a cellphone during the protests, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Police said the incident took place about 2:45 p.m.
Thursday in downtown Houston.
Bouy was taken to the Travis County Jail, where he was charged with felony theft of a cell device and possession of a stolen cell phone.
Bouys attorney told the Chronicle he plans to argue his client’s case at a hearing next month.
“I hope this is the end of it,” attorney Chris Prewitt told the paper.
“He’s going to be in jail for a while.”
The case is the latest in a string of high-profile arrests for alleged crimes that have drawn national attention and sparked protests across the country.
Earlier this year, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was charged in a New York police case with stealing a pair of headphones from a police officer’s car while he was driving on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Manning was also charged in September with assaulting a police department officer during a riot.