A high school student with a promising football career was arrested after police said they found illegal drugs in his vehicle and had to use a stun gun on him.
Some students KCTV5 talked to at Lee's Summit West High School said Jamone Boyd, 18, was their version of the movie The Blind Side. He is a kid the school recruited for their football program from the inner city and is one of the top five recruits in the state.
The question now is whether Monday's arrest will put all those accomplishments on the line.
"He really supported a lot of us underclass men, kind of helped and picked them up a bit, made sure they were doing what they should," Lee's Summit West Titans fullback Cody Blancarte said.
Blancarte is a junior fullback who played alongside Boyd. He said Boyd's talent and success story mimicked the Baltimore Ravens' Michael Oher.
"It's kind of a Blind Side story is what everyone describes it as," Blancarte said.
But Boyd's senior year is turning out less picturesque than most thought. Lee's Summit police arrested the defensive end Monday after he resisted a school resource officer in the school's parking lot when administrators found marijuana in his vehicle.
The school resource officer told police he was with the administrator as they spoke with the Boyd outside the school. The two asked the student to come inside with them and, while they were walking in, the resource officer said the student pulled away and became verbally belligerent towards the staff member.
At that point, the school resource officer told police he tried to grab Boyd by his arm to control him and Boyd pulled away from the officer and turned towards him. The officer then used a stun gun on the student, but he said the stun gun was ineffective because Boyd was wearing a heavy jacket and ran away.
The school resource officer caught up with the student off school property and used a stun gun on him again. Boyd was taken into custody and taken to the Lee's Summit Police Department.
"He's one of the best in the metro, he's the No. 4 ranked kid in the state of Missouri," Dion Clisso with PrepsKC said.
Clisso said schools all over the region, including University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska and Oklahoma State University, among others, were vying for him. He hasn't committed to any at this time.
"He's one of the top five prospects in the state," Clisso said.
According to Rivals.com, Boyd is 6'4" and 245 pounds.
Only time will tell whether Boyd's future will be rewritten after Monday's incident. He faces a municipal citation for resisting a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana.
The Lee's Summit School District would not comment on the investigation.
Boyd was at his host family's home in Lee's Summit when a KCTV crew stopped by. He said he's been told not to comment either.
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