UTEP Quarterback Kai Locksley Arrested on Weapon, Marijuana Charges
El Paso County case records indicate that Miners senior quarterback Kai Locksley was arrested last night and charged with four crimes: "unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, terroristic threat and driving while intoxicated."
The charges were all posted today on the county records website and show that the case is listed as a "pre-file case, inactive."
Locksley, who rejoined the Miners this spring after undergoing surgery in the offseason to his injured ankles, was the anticipated starter at quarterback for UTEP going into the fall. He started nine games in 2018 and led the Miners offense with 937 passing yards and 340 rushing yards. His backups include Brandon Jones, Mark Torrez, Calvin Brownholtz and newcomer TJ Goodwin.
600 ESPN obtained official affidavits from the El Paso County Constable's Office that indicated more forthcomings in the four charges filed against senior quarterback Kai Locksley.
Turns out Locksley was not alone when he was arrested. UTEP defensive tackle Tiano Tialavea was also arrested on two charges—disorderly conduct (fighting & pushing) and public intoxication, per county jail records. Tialavea was released from the El Paso downtown jail on Saturday, June 8, on a $1,000 bond.
Tialavea played 10 games for the Miners last year after spending his first two seasons on the scout team.
Affidavits say Locksley was shouting to people that he "had a handgun with a full magazine and would empty it on the individuals." A constable stopped Locksley, who was reversing in his white Ford Fusion. Locksley told the constable that he had a firearm on his side. After being held in custody, the constable secured the firearm—a Smith and Wesson SD40 with a full magazine—which was between the driver's seat and center console.
The constable suggests that Locksley smelled of "an unknown alcoholic beverage" and after he declined to take a breathalyzer, Locksley was arrested. Upon the towing of his car, police officers found 0.57 oz of marijuana in a prescription bottle.
The police report will be released in the coming days, the constable said.
600 ESPN will update this story with more findings as they come through.