Police: USC football player broke into home, stole computer, money

Published: Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST
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(Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
(Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina middle linebacker Angelo Watley was arrested on Sunday on three charges and is currently being detained at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Per University policy, Watley has been suspended from all football-related activities.

Watley was charged with Grand Larceny of good that value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. He was also charged with Financial Transaction Card Theft and Violent Burglary in the second degree. He is currently being held on $50,000 bond by the city.

According to the Columbia Police Department, officers responded to a resident on Senate Street just before 7:00 a.m. Sunday in regards to a possible burglary. When officers arrived, the two occupants inside the home reported that they woke up to find Watley inside their home.

Watley is accused of stealing more than $2,700 worth of goods, including a MacBook, an iPad, and money.

A USC spokesperson confirmed Watley's suspension but no further punishment has been given by the university or football staff. This is not Watley's first arrest. He was arrested on July 3, 2011 in Gwinnett County and charged with six counts of terroristic threats and acts.

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