GARDEN CITY, Kan. (WILX) – A former Michigan State University football player has been arrested following an alleged armed robbery in Kansas.
20-year-old Auston Robertson turned himself into Garden City Police Tuesday at 10 a.m. after officers responded to a city sports bar on reports of an armed robbery Monday.
Robertson is also awaiting trial on sex assault charges in Ingham County where he is accused of raping a girl after a party off campus on April 8, 2017. A judge revoked bond in that case during a hearing late Thursday morning.
“Our office previously objected to the bond conditions that allowed the defendant to travel out of state,” said Ingham County prosecutor Carol Siemon in a press release. “While hindsight is of course 20-20, we believed at the time that continued placement here in Ingham County would allow the court to properly supervise this defendant during the pre-trial phase.”
Robertson faces multiple charges including aggravated armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession and distribution of marijuana, and interfering with law enforcement officers.
Garden City Police would not release any details leading up to the arrest.
“It is always disconcerting when a criminal defendant fails the conditions of their bond and we believe the courts have now taken the proper action,” said Siemon.
He is being held on $300,000 bond and is expected to be charged next week.
Ingham County Circuit court required Robertson to wear a tether and attend Garden City Community College. The court originally allowed Robertson to live in Ohio.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.