911 calls in Randle case released

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. -- Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle brandished a gun, broke a car window and threw away a large amount of marijuana because police were coming, the mother of his infant son told a 911 dispatcher after an altercation at a Wichita hotel last week.

Recordings of three 911 calls -- two of them made by Randle's former girlfriend Dalia Jacobs -- were provided to The Wichita Eagle through an open-records request.

Officers arrived shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 3 and didn't find a weapon, but they did find a small amount of marijuana in a hotel room registered to Randle. He was cited for suspicion of drug possession and given a notice to appear in court, but the charge was later dismissed.

A Wichita police spokesman said the investigation was expanding because of inconsistencies in witness statements and that the drug charge and others could still be filed.

In the first call, Jacobs told the dispatcher Randle had "pointed the gun at the mother of his child," without revealing she was that woman.

"He has a lot of weed," Jacobs said a short time later. "Joseph Randle just broke a window."

She urged the dispatcher to get someone to the hotel as soon as possible. Eventually she admitted she was the mother of Randle's son, but she asked the dispatcher not to tell Randle who called 911.

Jacobs told the dispatcher Randle had a gun in the trunk of his black Challenger but that he wasn't outside the hotel with her.

"They're throwing away the weed right now because they're scared," she said.

The call was cut short when she said, "He's coming. I have to go. I'm scared. Bye-bye."

A second woman called 911 after that, urging the dispatcher to send help before uttering profanities and hanging up.

In the third call, Jacobs told the dispatcher everything was a misunderstanding and that it wasn't necessary to send officers after all.

"You guys don't have to worry about it," Jacobs told the dispatcher. "We just talked it out. It's fine. Everything is fine. We just talked to him, and he's fine now. Please don't come."

The dispatcher told Jacobs he couldn't stop the police from responding to a call involving a weapon, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Jacobs insisted the car with the marijuana had left and that the gun was no longer there.

She requested a protective order Wednesday against Randle, who grew up in Wichita, accusing him of being physically and emotionally abusive toward her.

His attorney, Gary Ayers, issued a statement over the weekend that said Randle regretted being involved in a party that ended with the Wichita police being called.

"A woman who was present at the party has filed a protection from abuse lawsuit, which Randle believes to have no merit," Ayers said. "Randle asked the woman to leave the party and go home, which she refused to do. Contrary to the woman's allegations, Randle did not threaten her or brandish a gun at any time."

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