NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma football player accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house with a crowbar and threatening to kill another man there was arrested Monday.
Jake Reed, an OU offensive lineman, was arrested and booked at Cleveland County jail Monday afternoon. Reed is charged in Cleveland County District Court with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of assault and battery and one count of domestic abuse.
OU athletics spokesman Pete Moris said Reed is suspended from the team and the university while charges are pending.
Reed, a 6-foot-4, 309-pound walk-on from Ardmore, was listed as the Sooners' second-team left tackle — behind starter Tyrus Thompson and ahead of third-stringer Josiah St. John — on an unofficial depth chart released Monday.
Paris Littlechild, Reed's ex-girlfriend, told Norman police Reed broke into her home about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to court documents. Littlechild and another man, Justin Chaudhury, ran to Littlechild's bedroom and locked the door, Littlechild told police.
Reed forced his way into Littlechild's bedroom and began punching Littlechild and Chaudhury, threatening to kill Chaudhury, according to court documents. Police found Chaudhury running from the house when they arrived.
Reed admitted to police that he had gone to Littlechild's apartment and hit Chaudhury, according to court documents.
Littlechild told police she had been dating Reed since high school and had ended their relationship recently. She told police she had wanted to end the relationship sooner, but was afraid of him because he'd abused her in the past, records show.