Former TCU football player suspected of laptop theft


    Former TCU cornerback David Jenkins, who was dismissed from the university Friday following his arrest on warrants for suspicion of burglary, stole two laptops from residence halls in May, according to TCU Police reports.

    Jenkins, an LSU transfer, is a suspect in the theft of two laptops from rooms in Moncrief Residence Hall on May 28 and May 30.

    The laptops connected to Jenkins are among nine laptops stolen from Moncrief, King and Wright residence halls in May and June, according to the TCU police daily crime and fire log.

    According to TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham, Jenkins was seen on May 21 checking room doors in Moncrief Hall when he entered a dorm room in which a student was present and became startled.

    On June 4, Jenkins was brought into the TCU Police station for questioning where he admitted to breaking into three rooms in Moncrief Hall, Ham said.

    Subsequently, Ham said warrants were obtained for Jenkins’ arrest on June 4 and June 12.

    Jenkins is suspected to have sold the laptops to someone at an undisclosed location, according to Ham.

    Jenkins turned himself into the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Department on June 13 for two warrants issued for burglary of a habitation and is out of jail on two $15,000 bonds, Ham said.

    Jenkins was contacted to make a statement but declined.