Suspended Tulane player arrested again

Suspended Tulane player arrested again

Trent Mackey

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Posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 2:32 PM

Brendan McCarthy / Eyewitness News
Email: bmccarthy@wwltv.com | Twitter: @bmccarthyWWL

NEW ORLEANS - A suspended Tulane University football player arrested last month on armed robbery charges was re-arrested Monday and booked on a new burglary charge.

Trent Mackey, 22, was recently identified as a suspect in an early August burglary in the 600 block of Broadway Street, according to New Orleans Police Officer Garry Flot.

Mackey was booked into Orleans Parish jail Monday on the new charge, records show. He appeared before a magistrate Tuesday morning and was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Mackey, a standout linebacker for the Green Wave, was arrested last month for allegedly helping coordinate an Uptown home invasion and robbery of a fellow student. Police said Mackey was at the scene and played the role of victim, though he knew all along of the plot.

His attorney, Rick Kohnke, has said Mackey had nothing to do with the July 12 home invasion and armed robbery of a co-worker and fellow student near the campus.

Police said Mackey and Robert Murray, 19, and a third unidentified suspect were involved in the crime. Mackey and another student were inside the home with the victim at the time.

Meanwhile, Murray and an unknown assailant allegedly entered through an unlocked door and held the woman at gunpoint. The two then fled with her laptop, cell phone and purse, police said. During the heist, Mackey allegedly spoke to the suspects.

Police said Murray implicated Mackey in a statement to investigators. Both men were booked on armed robbery charges.

Mackey, a Tulane senior from Port Sulphur, was released last month on a $75,000 bond. He appeared in court last week and was issued a protective order, according to records.

He was suspended from the Tulane football team shortly after the initial arrest.

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