Former LS West player charged with robbery

By DeAnn Smith KCTV 5 News
Posted: February 15, 2013 - 5:19 PM



KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Universities were lining up to recruit Lee's Summit West football player Jamone Boyd but his college prospects are likely in shambles after he was accused Monday of participating in violent crimes.
 
Boyd, 18, was allegedly caught using marijuana on school grounds late last year. Police wound up using a stun gun on him in that incident.
 
Boyd, a defensive end, was considered the best high school football player in the metro and one of the top five in Missouri. Kansas State, Mizzou, Arkansas and Illinois were pushing for him to sign with them.
 
He signed a letter of commitment to K-State in mid-December. PrepsKC's Dion Clisso told KCTV5 that Boyd was scheduled to graduate from Lee's Summit's alternative high school this week and immediately sign and attend classes at Butler County Community College in southern Kansas. 
 
After his November arrest, he had been taking classes at the alternative school.
 
But now Boyd is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $150,000 cash-only bond after being accused of participating in a Jan. 23 robbery. The people robbed said the suspects threatened them with firearms.
 
The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office charged Boyd with five counts of first-degree robbery and five counts of armed criminal action.