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Former IU football player Camion Patrick has homicide charge dismissed



Following his Sept. 14 arrest in Bloomington for felony criminal homicide, Camion Patrick, 23, former IU football running back, had the homicide charge dismissed by a judge Tuesday night in Blount County, Tennessee.

Per a report by Wes Wade of The Daily Times, Blount County General Sessions Judge William R. Brewer, Jr. said prosecutors failed to show probable cause of Patrick's involvement in the July 25 death of Caleb Radford.

While the charge against Patrick was dismissed, charges against three other men, including Patrick's brother Isaiah Wright, 20, will proceed to a grand jury to determine if indictments will occur.

Keshawn Lonnell Hopewell, 21, and Itiq Tivone Green, 28, are the other men whose charges will proceed to a grand jury.

Radford, 18, was stabbed to death in Alcoa, Tennessee. A warrant for Patrick's arrest was issued Sept. 12 by the Blount County Sheriff's Department. 

Prosecutors said all four suspects were aware that Radford was the target of a robbery. 

Evidence linked all four men to an apartment complex in Alcoa on the night of July 25.

Patrick and Wright remained at the apartment complex while Green and Hopewell got into Radford's car and drove away.

The stories of Green and Hopewell diverge from that point, according to Wade's report.

The two differing accounts say between $800 and $1,000 was taken from Radford. 

Court documents from Patrick's arrest stated that on the day following the homicide, Patrick visited a pawnshop with the other suspects and took something out of pawn belonging to Patrick, using money taken from Radford.

After the robbery, prosecutors said the four men all drove to a house in Harriman, Tennessee, where Patrick and Wright were living.

Patrick denied having knowledge of a robbery or homicide in two separate police interviews that were played by prosecutors. He said he only figured out what happened right before Alcoa police arrived in Harriman.

There was a discrepancy from Patrick's first interview Aug. 1, in which he said he was the person who drove the car leaving the apartments after the stabbing, and his second interview, in which he said Hopewell drove the car.

Per the Indianapolis Star's Zach Osterman, Kevin Shepherd, one of Camion Patrick's attorneys, said Patrick hopes to re-enroll at IU and finished his degree, which he is one semester away from obtaining.

Patrick was suspended from IU after his arrest in September. 

Cameron Drummond

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