Two Florida freshmen arrested
Two Florida freshmen were arrested on a pair of felony charges early Monday morning.
Wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Anthony Wells were both charged with criminal mischief for damaging property worth $1,000 or more (third-degree felony) and shooting a missile inside an occupied dwelling (second-degree felony). The Orlando Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson first reported the news.
According to the arrest report from the UF Police Department, Cleveland and Wells were arrested Sunday for firing BB guns and causing more than $1,000 in property damage at their residential housing on Florida’s campus.
A UPD officer was sent to residential housing at 11:30 p.m. on Friday and “observed that three windows had been shattered” and had “a small, round hole in each,” according to the report.
Looks like two new Florida Gators were arrested over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/dOuwbfQlQj
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) July 18, 2016
Both wide receivers were booked at approximately 3:30 a.m. ET on Monday, July 18, according to the Alachua County Jail log.
Two freshmen at Georgia, Chad Clay (now dismissed) and Julian Rochester, were both arrested on similar charges in April for shooting and possessing a BB gun in their dorm room in Athens, Ga.
Cleveland, the nation’s No. 2 wide receiver in the 2016 class, is expected to play a big role in the offense this fall. He was a 4-star recruit out of Westfield High School (Houston) and ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Wells, also a Florida native, signed with the Gators as a 3-star recruit out of Raines High School (Jacksonville, Fla.).