2 KU football players arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

photo by: KU Athletics

University of Kansas football players Tanaka Scott, left, and Trevor Wilson, right.

Updated at 4:25 p.m. Thursday

Two University of Kansas football players were arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.

Lawrence police arrested Trevor L. Wilson, 21, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Tanaka Artisma Scott, 20, of Lawrence, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Haskell Avenue, according to the booking log. Both men are suspected of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a felony. Their first appearances in Douglas County District Court are scheduled for Friday.

According to Laura McCabe, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Police Department, police were called to the QuikTrip on the northeast corner of 23rd and Haskell about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A man told them that two men driving two different vehicles displayed two separate weapons, then drove away. McCabe said one car was described as a red Dodge Charger and the other as an orange Dodge Challenger. The man said he was sitting in southbound traffic on Haskell Avenue approaching 23rd Street when the Charger’s driver pulled up next to him, opened the door, stood up and displayed the weapon. He says the driver said a few words, then got back in his car and drove into the QuikTrip lot. The Challenger followed the Charger, and that driver also displayed a weapon as he passed by, the man said, according to police.

No one was physically injured.

Police found the two vehicles described by the man, as well as two men and two weapons at the nearby Club Carwash. Both men were arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail.

KU Athletics spokesperson Daniel Berk said in an email to the Journal-World that “We are aware of a situation involving two of our student athletes and take all allegations very seriously. We are working to gather more information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Charging documents had not been filed in the case as of around 3 p.m. Thursday, and further information about the incident was not immediately available.

According to the KU athletic department website, Scott played in two games last season for the KU football team, and Wilson played for KU last season after transferring in from the University of Buffalo.


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