High School Sports

UPDATE: Ex-D'Iberville football player and UTSA signee arrested in armed robbery

A former D'Iberville football standout has been accused along with three others of robbing a pizza-delivery driver at gunpoint.

Jacquelle Green was arrested late Thursday night on an armed robbery charge, D'Iberville police Capt. Marty Griffin said.

Green was originally pulled over on Lamey Bridge Road about 10:30 p.m. after an officer noticed his vehicle was being driven erratically and without headlights, Griffin said.

During the traffic stop, Griffin said, officers received a call about a pizza-delivery driver being robbed after a delivery in the River's Edge Subdivision.

Griffin said evidence recovered from the stop led to the arrest of Green, 18, Alloyshious Bennett, 18, of Biloxi, and two juveniles on charges of armed robbery.

Griffin said no one was injured and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. He said a weapon was recovered from the car.

The four were booked at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a bond of $100,000, set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain. The juveniles were being housed at the detention center because of the severity of the crime.

Green, a standout on D'Iberville's football team during his prep career, signed a scholarship in February with the University of Texas-San Antonio.

After playing a number of positions as an underclassman, Green moved to quarterback in 2015 for his senior season. He threw for 1,234 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 1,459 more yards and 19 touchdowns en route to a spot on the Sun Herald's All-South Mississippi Football Team. As a senior he also recorded 26 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups.

Frank Wilson, UTSA's new coach and a former LSU assistant, released this statement regarding Green's status: "We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information."

The Harrison County School District declined to comment on Green's status at DHS. Due to county policy, the school district does not comment on student disciplinary matters.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact D'Iberville police at 396-4252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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