Police report: Michigan State commit allegedly stole gun from girlfriend's father
Donovan Winter won’t be playing football for Michigan State in 2017.
That was made clear after the Orlando Sentinel reported that he wouldn’t be signing his National Letter of Intent because he was still in jail as of Wednesday morning. The Sentinel reported that Winter was charged with armed burglary and theft of a firearm.
According to a report released from the Seminole County Sheriff’s office, that firearm belonged to the father of Winter’s girlfriend.
The report said the girlfriend’s mother called in a complaint to the police about a trespasser on Monday at 8:35 p.m. The woman identified the man as Winter, and claimed that he stole the father’s gun from their garage.
Later that night, police stopped Winter in his truck. He admitted that he took the gun but claimed that he didn’t break into the house and that he found it in a field near his girlfriend’s house. Winter said that the gun was being stashed at a friend’s house.
After searching his truck, police found the .22 caliber rifle with a box of ammunition. The girlfriend’s father identified the gun as his, which led to Winter’s arrest.
He was being held in jail on $2,000 bond, which still hasn’t been paid, according to the report.
MSU did not comment on the incident directly, but stated that its 2017 class was in the books.