Two senior guards on Roosevelt’s boys’ basketball team were arrested Monday and charged with third-degree attempted burglary.
Jordan Johnson and Rakim Tullis were taken into custody at Roosevelt High School on Monday afternoon in connection with a Jan. 7 garage break-in at a home on the 2200 block of 52nd St.
According to Des Moines police reports, the resident told officers it appeared nothing was taken from the detached garage or the vehicles inside, but that the break-ins were an ongoing problem. Johnson and Tullis were interviewed at school as part of the investigation.
Roosevelt activities director Kelley Hood told the Register on Tuesday that the 18-year-olds would sit out a minimum of a third of the season — at least seven games — per the school’s code of conduct.
“However, both students will likely face additional discipline as a result of basketball team rules,” Hood wrote in an email.
Johnson is the leading scorer for Roosevelt (4-4) at 18.1 points per game. Tullis hasn’t played in the Roughriders’ last two games but averages 8.0 points and 5.5 assists.
Roosevelt was scheduled to meet Ottumwa (5-4) on Tuesday and plays at rival Hoover (9-0) on Friday.
A seven-game suspension would allow Johnson and Tullis to return on Feb. 3, when Roosevelt plays at Lincoln.