Joseph Randle charged for allegedly threatening deputy in jail

ESPN logo
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. -- Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been charged with threatening a deputy while jailed on other charges in Kansas.

Randle, 24, was charged in Sedgwick County on a felony count of criminal threat. He said he planned to hire a lawyer to represent him during a first appearance Tuesday via a video link from the jail.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Lin Dehning said in an email that Randle is accused of threatening a deputy who was "enforcing the rules" last month at the jail. No other details were immediately provided.

A judge set Randle's bond at $5,000. He is due back in court July 6.

Randle has had a string of run-ins with the law. He has also been charged in Kansas with a casino disturbance and with backing his car into three people. Those charges also are felonies. He is due in court to answer those charges on July 26.

The Cowboys released Randle last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Related Video