A Tulsa special judge ordered a preliminary hearing for former Broken Arrow running back Devon Thomas, who is charged with armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill, and five others that began Wednesday to be continued on Sept. 17.
In June, Tulsa County prosecutors charged Thomas, 19; Eduard Smith, 18; and De’Carrio Taylor, 18, all of Broken Arrow, with armed robbery, shooting with intent to kill and first-degree burglary. A fourth man, 20-year-old Emmanuel Scott, also was named in the robbery charge. The men are accused of breaking into a residence in order to ambush and rob 18-year-old Mason Cade Willison on May 27. All of the defendants have pleaded not guilty.
Willison was the only witness to testify on Wedenesday. You can read his comments here via the Tulsa World.
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy said this summer that Thomas will not play in 2014. Thomas, a highly-touted running back out of the Class of 2014, signed with OSU and participated in spring football for the Cowboys as an early enrollee. He is not currently listed on the OSU roster.