Originally created 05/06/04

Two Tulsa football players arrested in burglary



TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa defensive back Kedrick Alexander and a teammate were charged Wednesday with breaking into another athlete's dorm room and stealing a laptop computer, a video game and a credit card.

Coach Steve Kragthorpe suspended Alexander and Terrance Thomas indefinitely, the university said in a statement.

The Tulsa County district attorney's office filed one felony charge of second-degree burglary each against Alexander, the team's leading tackler last season, and Thomas, who redshirted as a freshman.

If convicted, Alexander and Thomas could receive between two and seven years in prison.

Tulsa police arrested the pair early Monday.They were released from the Tulsa County jail after posting bond.

Police say Alexander and Thomas on Sunday broke into the room of Taylor Carpenter Wingo-Williams, who is on the track team, and took the items. The credit card had been used to buy gasoline, police said.

Alexander returned the stolen items after Wingo-Williams confronted him and told Wingo-Williams he and Thomas were behind the theft, police Maj. Steven Steele said.