MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Former Myrtle Beach Seahawks football player Kyle Belack was arrested at Ohio University University on alleged charges of aggravated robbery. According to Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller J Blackburn, Athens Police were called to investigate the incident on Shafer Street in Athens on December 7, 2016.
Athens News states that three OU football players were seen walking into an apartment complex wearing ski masks and armed with brass knuckles. They also allegedly threatened to kill someone, stole $5,000 and marijuana.
Three people were immediately arrested following the incident. Reports say Belack fled on foot and was later apprehended. Blackburn said Shafer Street has a history of dealing drugs; residents living in that area have reportedly stolen from the suspects in the past.
Athens News stated Belack was the fourth suspect in this case and arrested Friday morning and posted bond. Prosecutors will waive a preliminary hearing and refer the case to an Athens County Grand Jury.
Belack was named the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Player of the year in 2014 and led the area in receiving yards during his junior and senior seasons. He finished his career with 48 touchdowns and 194 receptions. See full story and video highlights here.
He signed to play football with the Ohio Bobcats after finishing in Myrtle Beach.You can view video of his signing with OU here.
The investigation continues on this case with charges pending.