According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s jail website, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested and charged with one count of obstructing government operations.
WIAT in Birmingham confirmed to FOX10News, Drake was arrested early this morning and is reporting the arrest was in the location where officers shot a shooting suspect outside of Kennedy’s Bar around 1:00 a.m. this morning.
“Police confirm that Drake’s vehicle was parked in an area that police roped off with crime scene tape after the shooting,” said Naquela Webster with WIAT in Birmingham. “Drake was taken into custody after he tried to retrieve his vehicle by going underneath the roped-off areas.”
Bond was set at $1000.
Below are charges that fall under the category of obstructing government operations, according to the state of Alabama law codes:
Tuscaloosa Police have released more information on the arrest of University of Alabama football player Kenyan Drake. Drake was arrested and charged with Obstructing Government Operations during a crime scene investigation at a Tuscaloosa nightclub.
Police investigators say shortly before 1:00 a.m. Saturday, officers were investigating an officer involved shooting at Kennedy’s Bar in Tuscaloosa.
“While investigators were working on the crime scene, Kenyan Adam Drake told officers his vehicle was parked inside the crime scene and he wanted to get his vehicle,” said Sergeant Brent Blankley with the Tuscaloosa Police Department. “Officers told him he would not be able to get his vehicle until the scene was released by Tuscaloosa County Homicide.”
Sgt. Blankley said Drake “became upset” and went through the crime scene tape, entering the crime scene. Drake was immediately arrested. The 20 year-old was charged and booked into the County Jail and placed under a $1000 bond.
Obstructing governmental operations.
(a) A person commits the crime of obstructing governmental operations if, by means of intimidation, physical force or interference or by any other independently unlawful act, he:
(1) Intentionally obstructs, impairs or hinders the administration of law or other governmental function; or
(2) Intentionally prevents a public servant from performing a governmental function.
(b) This section does not apply to the obstruction, impairment or hindrance of the making of an arrest.
(c) Obstructing governmental operations is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §4505.)
According to the RollTide.com website, Drake is a junior at the University of Alabama from Powder Springs, Georgia and is considered one of the rising stars of the Crimson Tide football roster.
FOX10News will continue to monitor developments and will have the latest tonight on FOX10News.