Former Armwood High School football player Justin Cabbagestalk was arrested Tuesday night on charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and criminal mischief between $200 and $1,000, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's arrest report.
According to the arrest report, Cabbagestalk, a 6-foot-4, 275 pound offensive lineman, was released at 2:45 a.m. this morning after posting $8,000 bail.
Hillsborough County Sherriff's spokesperson JD Calloway said Cabbagestalk, 18, was one of four teens that broke into the house. He said the other three teens were juveniles.
Calloway said the four teens broke into the house through a kitchen window around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. When an alarm sounded, he said the teens ran through the front door, where they were seen by a witness.
The teens were found fleeing through the neighborhood and eventually arrested, Calloway said.
Calloway said Cabbagestalk told officers he heard an alarm go off but had never been anywhere in the house or around it and added he "was just in the neighborhood hanging with friends."
Cabbagestalk, of 5112 Bonnedale Court, Tampa, graduated from Armwood this past spring and signed a Division I scholarship with Vanderbilt University. He was named to the Class 4A All-State second-team and Tribune All-Hillsborough County Offensive first-team.
Vanderbilt football media relations director Larry Leathers said, "[Head coach Bobby] Johnson and his staff have been told of the case and will withhold any comment until they have the full details."
Armwood coach Sean Callahan had no comment on the case.
Cabbagestalk is the second of Armwood's nine football college scholarship signees to face burglary charges and third player from the Hawks to be arrested in the past year. On April 29, Hawks defensive back Angelo Hadley was arrested on felony charges of grand theft of a firearm, armed burglary of a dwelling and third degree grand theft. Hadley had also been arrested April 5 on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior stemming from the same incident.
As a result of his arrests, Hadley, a three-year starter for the Hawks and a Tribune All-Hillsborough County first-team selection the past two seasons, was dropped from his National Letter of Intent by the University of North Carolina.
Last September, Armwood receiver Dykerius Cross was arrested and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and criminal mischief. According to Callahan, Cross had been sleeping at the house because Cross had become homeless.
Last summer, another Tampa product and Vanderbilt signee, former Robinson standout running back Jermaine Doster, was arrested following an incident at an Ybor City night club. Doster was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and obstructing an officer without violence, all misdemeanors. For violating team rules, Doster was suspended from game action and did not dress for the 2008 season. He did, however, continue to practice with the team.