Former Carver High standout Deion Bonner named as a suspect in theft case at University of Tennessee

November 3, 2012 

From staff reports

Former Carver standout Deion Bonner has been named as a suspect by the University of Tennessee Police Depertment in the theft or attempted theft of a cellphone on campus earlier this week.

Bonner had not been arrested and no charges were filed as of Friday night, according to the Chattanooga Free-Press.

Bonner is alleged to have stolen a cellphone valued at less than $500 from a room inside the Health and Physical Education Building on Tennessee's campus Wednesday, according to a police report on the incident.

In April 2011, Bonner was arrested in Athens, Ga., and charged in connection with the theft of iPods and iPhones from inside of a University of Georgia athletic building.

Bonner entered a pre-trial diversion program and underwent counseling and community service.

After serving a five-game suspension to start Carver's 2011 season, Bonner had five interceptions and 53 tackles, including three for a loss.

Bonner signed with Tennessee in February. The defensive back has seen limited playing time in six games for the Vols, who host Troy today at noon.

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