Wichita State basketball player arrested for criminal damage to property, theft
Wichita police arrested a current basketball player for Wichita State University on Thursday.
According to the online booking sheets, Theodore "Teddy" Allen was arrested in the 1700 block of N. Gentry for criminal damage to property and theft.
The Wichita Eagle also reported Allen was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after a woman reported he allegedly came into her home and strangled her before stealing a phone and a set of keys.
The paper added that documents filed in his case show Allen has not been charged with domestic battery but with a domestic violence property crime and petty theft. Both are misdemeanors.
Allen has since bonded out of the Sedgwick County jail on a $3,500 bond.
The Shocker forward hails from Mesa, Arizona. The Wichita State sophomore transferred from West Virginia in May of 2018 and did not play last season after the NCAA did not award him a waiver.
Allen was projected to make an impact with the team in the coming statement as a redshirt sophomore.
Wichita State Director of Athletics Darron Boatright released the following statement:
“We are aware of the situation regarding men’s basketball student-athlete Teddy Allen and are gathering additional details in order to gain a broader understanding of the situation. We will have no further comment at this time.”
A source close to the basketball program tells Eyewitness News Sports Reporter Arielle Orsuto the charges against Allen will likely be downgraded. No suspensions or punishments will be issued until the legal process concludes.
Allen's arraignment is scheduled for July 29.