Three Silsbee HS football players suspended for drug possession
Floyd Spearman Jr., #34, was one of the Silsbee players arrested Tuesday in Silsbee
12News has learned that three football players with the Silsbee Tigers have been suspended from athletics after police arrested them for possession of marijuana charges off of Silsbee High School campus.
According to a press release from the Silsbee Police Department, Carlton Ray Green Jr, Floyd Spearman Jr., and Travonte DeJuan Davis, of Silsbee, all 18-years-old, were arrested after police found them behind a Silsbee home in the 1800 block of Hwy 327 with marijuana. All three posted a $750 bond and were released from the Hardin County Jail.
A fourth man, 19-year-old Anquin Sirmonde Williams, of Silsbee, was also arrested. Williams was also charged with possession of marijuana in addition to an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County for failure to appear on a previous court case involving the possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $3,250
Spearman Jr. is a starting running back for the Tigers while Davis is a wide receiver and also plays defensive back. Green is listed as a junior on the team roster who plays wide receiver and defensive back.
The superintendent for the Silsbee Independent School District declined comment, releasing only a quotation from the district's code of conduct for extracurricular activities.
"Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege. When students put on the MAROON and WHITE and compete for Silsbee ISD, they are not only representing themselves, they are representing the school and community. Because of this huge responsibility, high expectations are placed on students who choose to represent Silsbee ISD through participation in extracurricular activities. Students must understand that in addition to the campus handbooks and SISD Code of Conduct, more stringent rules may be placed on students who represent the district in extracurricular activities. Students who represent the district will be held to higher standards as they are role models for all other students in the district."
The players were all charged with Class B misdemeanors. It happened Tuesday after 6 p.m.
SILSBEE POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:
On September 24, 2013, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Hwy 327 West in Silsbee to investigate a report of suspicious activity that appeared to involved illegal narcotics, near a private residence. A witness reported seeing a vehicle pull behind a house and further reported that several unknown persons were possibly smoking marijuana.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers located and identified four males that had just arrived at the location in a vehicle. According to the occupant of the residence, none of the male suspects lived at the home and no one there had granted permission for the four to be on the property. When the officers investigated further, they discovered the four suspects to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. All four were arrested for Possession of Marijuana, less than two ounces, a Class "B" Misdemeanor.
Suspect Williams was also charged with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Hardin County for Failure to Appear on a previous court case involving the Possession of Marijuana. They were subsequently placed in the Hardin County Jail.
They are identified as follows:
Carlton Ray Green Jr, of Silsbee, 18 years of age – Student at Silsbee High School
Anquin Sirmonde Williams, of Silsbee, 19 years of age – unemployed
Floyd Spearman Jr., of Silsbee, 18 years of age – Student at Silsbee High School
Travonte DeJuan Davis, of Silsbee, 18 years of age – Student at Silsbee High School
Green, Spearman and Davis have been released after each posting a $750.00 bond. Williams was released after posting bonds totaling $ 3250.00
Mug Photos are courtesy of The Silsbee Bee
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