UPDATED: 4:00 p.m. June 26, 2018 to include new case details

On August 14, 2017, the Alamance County Criminal District Court prosecutor voluntarily dismissed Connor Hughes of the charges of Injury to Personal Property and Resisting a Public Officer that came out of this case. This means Hughes will not have any criminal convictions on his record from this incident. 

Kyle McLester has not yet provided any new information regarding this case. 

   

Two Elon University students, including one football player, were arrested on Sunday, Oct. 30 for damaging a mailbox and running away from a Town of Elon police officer.

Sophomore quarterback Conor Hughes and sophomore Kyle McLester — a former football player — were booked in Alamance County Jail early Sunday morning, each charged with a misdemeanor for injury to personal property and a misdemeanor for resisting public officer.

Hughes is currently suspended from the team for what the athletic department called, "a violation of team rules." The news of the arrest and suspension comes after head coach Rich Skrosky hinted to the Burlington Times-News that Hughes would be considered for the starting in Elon's next game, this Saturday at Towson University.

According to the Town of Elon police report narrative from officer Connor Rice, Rice pulled into the parking lot at Elon Fire Department Station 8, which is adjacent to Ebert Murray’s property at 215 S. Williamson Ave. Hughes and McLester watched Rice pull in, then damaged the mailbox and post at approximately 1:50 a.m. before running toward the Mill Point Apartments.

Rice then turned his headlights on at them, but both took off running before Elon campus police officer Brad Fox stopped them. According to the magistrate's order, when Rice caught up to them, they denied knowledge of the situation, “and lied about damaging property and running.” Both were placed under an $800 bond, which east posted.

Hughes played in Elon’s 27-3 loss at the State University of New York at Albany Saturday, completing 1-of-4 passes for three yards and throwing one interception. On the season, he’s played in three games, completing 3-of-9 passes for 26 yards and rushing twice for 32 yards. Hughes has been the backup for the football team since a season-ending injury to sophomore quarterback Connor Christiansen promoted sophomore quarterback Daniel Thompson to the starting role, bringing Hughes up to the second-string.

McLester was on the football team in 2015 but was not on the roster for 2016.

This story will continue to be updated.



ORIGINAL STORY

Two Elon University students, including one football player, were arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, for damaging a mailbox and running away from a Town of Elon police officer.

Sophomore quarterback Conor Hughes and sophomore Kyle McLester — a former football player — were booked in Alamance County Jail Sunday, each charged with a misdemeanor for injury to personal property and a misdemeanor for resisting public officer. 

Hughes is currently suspended from the team for what the athletic department called, "a violation of team rules." The news of the arrest and suspension comes after head coach Rich Skrosky hinted to the Burlington Times-News that Hughes would be considered for the starting in Elon's next game, this Saturday at Towson University. 

According to the magistrate’s order, Hughes and McLester damaged the mailbox and post of Ebert Murray’s property at 215 S. Williamson Ave. When Officer Connor Rice attempted to investigate them for the damage, the two took off running from the scene of the crime. When Rice caught up to them, they denied knowledge of the situation, “and lied about damaging property and running.” 

The damaged mailbox at 215 S. Williamson Ave. as of Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Hughes played in Elon’s 27-3 loss at the State University of New York at Albany Saturday, completing 1-of-4 passes for three yards and throwing one interception. On the season, he’s played in three games, completing 3-of-9 passes for 26 yards and rushing twice for 32 yards. Hughes has been the backup for the football team since a season-ending injury to sophomore quarterback Connor Christiansen promoted sophomore quarterback Daniel Thompson to the starting role, bringing Hughes up to the second-string. 

McLester was on the football team in 2015 but was not on the roster this year.

This story will be updated.