Joseph Randle, a 26-year-old former Dallas Cowboys football player, was just taken into police custody under the suspicion of rape.
The suspect was arrested on September 7th by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, and he has been denied bond. The incident is still under heavy investigation, so very few details have been released to the public at this time.
The suspect does have an extensive record of previous run-ins with law enforcement officials. Randle has spent the bulk of the past two years detained prison after recklessly ramming his vehicle into at least three victims back in February of 2016. During this incident, Randle was charged with drug possession, aggravated battery and criminal damage. He only spent about nine days in jail before posting bond, but he failed to show up to his court date afterwards. When police attempted to serve the arrest warrant on Randle, he allegedly fled from the police and led them on a dangerous car chase. Due to his previous attempts to evade arrest, police are denying the suspect bond for his most recent charges.
Prior to his arrest in 2016, Randle had been arrested six times in a period spanning 17 months. Charges included aggravated battery, interference with a police officer and disorderly conduct. He also spent time incarcerated in a mental health facility in Kansas during this time. At the time of his most recent run-in with police, Randle was waiting to be sentenced for an unrelated felony case. The court date was previously scheduled for October 9th.