Troy football player arrested in connection with search for Mobile stadium shooting suspect

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 3:36 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - A wide receiver on the Troy University football team is suspended following his arrest Monday afternoon.

The Mobile Police Department confirmed Reginald Leon Todd, 24, of Mobile was arrested in connection with the search for Ladd-Peebles Stadium shooting suspect Hezekiah Belfon.

Mobile police said Monday that they have five warrants accusing 19-year-old Belfon of attempted murder.

Todd is charged with first-degree hindering prosecution and second-degree possession of marijuana.

Troy police say they were assisting U.S. marshals in searching for Belfon in the 400 block of Elm Street in Troy, and Todd hindered the search. Investigators say they also found marijuana with him that was “consistent with personal use.”

The Troy senior was booked into the Pike County jail. Jail records show he has bailed out on $10,000.

Troy’s athletics department released a statement saying Todd “has been suspended indefinitely from our football program pending an investigation.”

Five people were injured in the shooting in Mobile Friday.

Prosecutor Jennifer Wright told a hearing Tuesday that a dispute between two groups from two weeks earlier sparked the shooting.

She says three teens accused of attempted murder in the shooting initially entered the game between Vigor and Williamson high schools unarmed. But she says they left and two returned with guns once metal detectors were removed from Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Two adults and three teens were injured in the shooting.

Jai Montrell Scott, 19, was arrested Sunday. A 17-year-old was arrested and police say they will seek adult charges.

Police are still searching for Belfon.

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