AUBURN, Ala. -- All four of the former Auburn football players arrested last Friday on charges of robbery, burglary and theft of property confessed involvement to police, according to court documents obtained by the Ledger-Enquirer on Tuesday.
Mike McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley made rights-advised statements to police shortly after their arrest “admitting involvement in the robbery.”
The four, who have been permanently dismissed from the team, were charged with five counts of robbery in the first degree, one count of burglary in the first degree and one count of theft of property in the third degree. Each was held on $511,000 bond. Mosley posted bail last Friday, and McNeil did so Monday evening, sheriff Jay Jones said. Kitchens and Goodwin remain in the Lee County Detention Center.
According to affidavits, victims and witnesses said McNeil, Goodwin and Kitchens forcibly entered a residence in the Conway Acres Trailer Park off Wire Road in the early morning hours last Friday, being let in after knocking. The victims said they were threatened with multiple handguns and ordered to turn over their property.
Police said the three players exited the residence with two cell phones and a hand-held safe from one of the bedrooms.
The property was recovered after police pulled over a light-colored vehicle driven by Mosley that matched the description given by a witness. All four of the players were in the car.
The affidavit said Goodwin was in possession of one of the stolen cell phones. A previous police statement said a pistol also was recovered.
The documents also said the victims positively identified McNeil, Goodwin and Kitchens.