Posted: 1:33 pm Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
By Jeff Greer
Former Palm Beach Central football star and Marshall freshman receiver Angelo Jean-Louis was arrested on April 3 and charged with fraudulent use of an access device, a felony in West Virginia.
Jean-Louis, 20, used a stolen credit card to make two purchases totaling $25.82 at a 7-Eleven in Huntington, W. Va, around 9 p.m. this past Wednesday. Those purchases warrant two felony charges, and Jean-Louis is currently being held in the Western Regional Jail in West Virginia, with bond set at $20,000.
The criminal complaint, filed by a Huntington police officer to the Cabell County, W. Va., magistrate, detailed the charge as “any person who knowingly, willfully and with intent to defraud possesses a counterfeit or unauthorized access card,” a definition that includes credit cards.
Marshall released a statement regarding the situation: “We are aware of his situation. We will handle the matter internally and appropriately.”
Jean-Louis, a two-way standout in high school, graduated from Central in 2012 as a heralded recruit and originally signed with Miami. After failing to qualify for Miami for the 2012-13 school year, he enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia for a semester.
When Miami stopped recruiting Jean-Louis because of on-going academic issues, the Wellington native committed to Marshall and enrolled in the school’s academic prop program, which helps players qualify to play Division I football. He was barred from practicing with Marshall this spring, but planned to qualify and play next fall. Marshall offered no input in its statement on Jean-Louis’ status going forward.