Two Southern Mississippi wide receivers, Kyle Foster and James Cox, were arrested and charged with kidnapping and armed robbery after an incident that occurred in the morning hours of Wednesday near the campus of Southern Mississipi.
The reported crime is said to have taken place at The Cottages on Beverly Hills Road, which is near the school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The Hattiesburg American first reported the news:
Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said that Cox and Foster were arrested and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Traxler had no other details at this time.
“We have been made aware of the situation and we are continuing to gather information at this time,” Southern Miss spokesman Jack Duggan said in a prepared statement.
Cox, a 6’1 sophomore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is coming off a season that saw him reel in 15 receptions for 219 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Foster (pictured above), a 6’3 junior from Ann, Arbor, Michigan, recorded 12 receptions for 168 receiving yards.
Southern Mississippi is coming off a dreadful year in which they finished last with a 1-7 record in Conference USA and 3-9 overall. The Golden Eagles are set to host Mississippi State in their season opener on September 5.