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Blue-chip Lee's Summit West player accused of brazen crimes

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Universities were lining up to recruit Lee's Summit West football player Jamone Boyd but his college prospects are likely in shambles after he was accused Monday of participating in violent crimes.

Boyd, 18, was allegedly caught using marijuana on school grounds late last year. Police wound up using a stun gun on him in that incident.

Boyd, a defensive end, was considered the best high school football player in the metro and one of the top five in Missouri. Kansas State, Mizzou, Arkansas and Illinois were pushing for him to sign with them.

He signed a letter of commitment to K-State in mid-December. PrepsKC's Dion Clisso told KCTV5 that Boyd was scheduled to graduate from Lee's Summit's alternative high school this week and immediately sign and attend classes at Butler County Community College in southern Kansas.

After his November arrest, he had been taking classes at the alternative school.

But now Boyd is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $150,000 cash-only bond after being accused of participating in a Jan. 23 robbery. The people robbed said the suspects threatened them with firearms.

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office charged Boyd with five counts of first-degree robbery and five counts of armed criminal action.

According to court documents, Boyd denied the allegations, saying four others committed the crimes.

Police were called to a home in the 9800 block of Willow just before 4 p.m. Jan. 23. The apartment dweller said he came home about 3 p.m. and was approached by Boyd and four or five other men. The victim said he knew Boyd through his roommate.

The victim said he went inside his apartment where several others were inside. He said Boyd and the other suspects knocked on the door a short time later, and pushed their way inside.

The man said he and at least one other person were struck in the head with a pistol, authorities said.

"Some of the victims were pushed to the floor while others attempted to barricade themselves inside a bedroom," according to court documents. "One of the suspects kicked the bedroom door open, pointed a gun at the victims and brought them back to the living room."

Boyd and the other suspects allegedly took the victims' wallets and cell phones. The victims had more than $2,000 in cash stolen from them, according to court records. One had as little as $4 while one person had $1,500.

The apartment resident told police that the suspects stole electronics, a Social Security card, a Missouri hunter's license, athletic apparel from both pro and college teams and a black marble rosary.

The suspects told the victims not to call police or they would return and retaliate, according to court documents. The suspects warned the victims that two others were waiting outside with assault rifles and would fire on them if they left too soon.

"The suspects told them that they do this all the time and would be back in a week or two to rob them again," according to court documents.

At least three of the victims identified Boyd from a photo lineup, according to court records.

Lee's Summit West had recruited Boyd from Kansas City. Boyd's talent and at-the-time success story had been compared to Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens whose life story was turned into the Hollywood hit, the Blind Side.

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