Gateway H.S. Football Player Arrested

Gateway H.S. Football Player Arrested


STAFF FOR TAKING BRIBES TO HELP PEOPLE GET IN THE SCHOOL. SWANN IS NOT FACING CHARGES. POLICE ARRESTED A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER IN CONNECTION WITH A ROBBERY, 18- YEAR-OLD QUAN THOMAS IS A STARTING FOOTBALL PLAYER. POLICE SAY HE AND TWO OTHERS ROB SOME PEOPLE AT GUNPOINT IN JULY. BOB ALLEN IS LIVE TOO ! WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS TAKEN AWAY IN HANDCUFFS THIS MORNING FROM GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL, POLICE SAY THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED LAST AUGUST AND THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING AND THERE COULD BE MORE ARRESTS. IN JUST 24 HOURS, 18-YEAR-OLD JOE QUAN THOMAS HAS GONE FROM BEING A STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER AT GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL TO AN INMATE AT THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL. THOMAS WAS ARRESTED TODAY AT GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL FOR HIS ALLEGED ROLE IN AN ARMED ROBBERY LAST MONTH. WHEN MONROEVILLE POLICE SAY THOMAS AND ANOTHER YOUNG MAN MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET TWO OTHER MEN AT THE CAMBRIDGE SQ., APARTMENTS, THE VICTIMS PLANNED TO SELL THEM TO PLAYERS OF TENNIS SHOES AND A BACKPACK. BUT WHEN THEY SHOWED UP, ONE OF THE VICTIMS TOLD POLICE HE RAN BECAUSE HE NOTICED THOMAS HAD A GUN. THE OTHER VICTIM TOLD POLICE ONE OF THE SUSPECTS HELD A GUN TO HIS HAD WHILE THE OTHER MAN TOOK HIS WALLET, WATCH A GUN AND CELL PHONE, ALL VALUED AT ABOUT $3000. NO ONE WAS HURT AND THE VICTIMS WERE ABLE TO FLAG DOWN POLICE AFTER THE ROBBERY. MEANWHILE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAMBRIDGE SQ., APARTMENTS SAY ROBBERIES AND OTHER CRIMES ARE HAPPENING TOO OFTEN. IT’S TOO BAD UP HERE. THE PIZZA PEOPLE DON’T EVEN WANT TO COME APPEAR ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THEY WILL GET SHOT OR ROBBED. OVER THE YEARS I’VE NOTICED A LOT OF POLICE HAVE BEEN UP HERE. A LOT OF VIOLENCE AND SHOOTINGS, Reporter: THE VICTIMS SAY THEY KNEW ONE OF THE ROBBERS AS JOE QUAN. THEY WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HIM THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA POST AND THEY KNEW HE PLAYED FOOTBALL. THOMAS IS A SENIOR WHO WAS A RECEIVER AND DEFENSIVE BACK AT GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL. 18. THERE IS SO MUCH POTENTIAL IN THAT AGE. YOU COULD GROW UP AND GO TO COLLEGE, BE SOMEBODY. BUT YOU CHOSE A LIFE OF CRIME. AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. Reporter: 18-YEAR-OLD THOMAS FACES SIX FELONY COUNTS INCLUDING ROBBERY, THEFT, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY AND CONSPIRACY. HE IS LOCKED UP IN THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL ON $50,000 STRAIGHT BOND.

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