One of the top football recruits in the state of Missouri was arrested Nov. 26 after a vehicle search by a school administrator at Lee’s Summit West High School located illegal drugs.
Defensive lineman Jamone Boyd, considered one of the top senior high school football players in the state by recruiting websites such as Rivals and Scout, was issued municipal citations for resisting a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana after a being detained by a school administrator and the school’s resource officer.
Contacted Nov. 27, Lee’s Summit West football head coach Royce Boehm declined comment.
According to Lee’s Summit Police Sgt. Chris Depue, Boyd, 18, was detained after a school resource officer working at Lee’s Summit West was contacted to assist a school administrator with a student after the administrator found drugs in the student’s vehicle.
The SRO, accompanied by the school administrator, spoke with Boyd outside the school and requested he return inside with them. While being escorted by the administrator Boyd pulled away and became verbally belligerent towards the staff member.
At that point, the SRO attempted to control Boyd’s arm and Boyd pulled away from the officer and turned towards him. The officer deployed a Taser in an attempt to regain control of Boyd. The Taser was ineffective due to Boyd’s heavy jacket and he spun away and fled on foot from the officer and administrators. As the officer caught up with Boyd off of school property a second Taser application was used.
Depue added Boyd was then taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
No injuries were reported during the incident.