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Former IU Defensive Back Arrested

Last updated on Monday, December 12, 2016

(BLOOMINGTON) - Former Indiana University defensive back Antonio Allen, who was dismissed from the football program following his 2015 arrest on drug charges and played this season for Marian University, was arrested for a separate incident earlier this month in Indianapolis.

According to online court and jail records, Allen was arrested December 2 and charged with three felonies involving an alleged incident at an apartment in the 8100 block of Century Circle West on the city's north side.

He is facing charges of robbery by taking property by force or threatening the use of force while armed, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon and burglary.

According to court records, Allen and another man, wearing masks, knocked on the victim's door. When the victim opened the door, Allen and the other man forced their way in. One grabbed a knife from a table and held it to the victim's throat.

Indianapolis police say the man told police his roommate's cousin had been dating Allen and that a month ago, she stole a gun from Allen after she said he threatened her with the weapon.

Allen and the other man were were looking for that handgun. The victim told police even though the men wore stocking caps he recognized Allen.

The two could not find the gun, but took a television, some gaming systems, a wallet and two gecko lizards.

Allen then threatened the victim, saying they would kill him if he called the police.

Allen was arrested and payed a $50,000 bond on Saturday afternoon.

Back in June 2015, Allen plead guilty to dealing cocaine, narcotics and maintaining a common nuisance.

Allen, a local high school star out of Ben Davis, was dismissed from the IU football program following his arrest at his off-campus apartment.

According to a probable cause affidavit in that case, State Police gathered video evidence of Allen counting money, weighing drugs and handing drugs to a police informant.

During a search of his Bloomington apartment, police found a .45-caliber Colt handgun, 47 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of heroin, $920 and three partially smoked narcotic-filled cigars.

A year later, Allen pleaded guilty to dealing in a narcotic, a level 2 felony, and dealing in meth, a level 3 felony.

Monroe Circuit Judge Teresa D. Harper sentenced Allen sentenced to 10 years on the level 2 felony, and eight years on the level 3 felony. Harper suspended those sentences, with four years of home detention to be served concurrently on each count, with probation to follow. She also sentenced Allen to 100 hours of community service. The judge granted permission for Allen to extend his house arrest so he could attend classes at Marian University.

At Marian, where he played in 12 games for the Knights this season and finished fourth on the team in tackles. He was suspended from the team on Saturday.

"After learning of his arrest, the university took immediate steps to place Antonio Allen on interim suspension," said Mark Apple, vice president of marketing communications. "Prior to his arrest, Antonio had informed university staff that he did not intend to return to campus for the spring semester, and he did not enroll in classes."

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