Charges against defensive back Tyrone Aire Justin were dismissed Friday by Whitman County. Click the link for more on the story.
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Felony possession of stolen property charges against Washington State sophomore cornerback Tyrone Aire Justin were dropped Friday during a scheduled pretrial hearing.
Whitman County prosecutor Denis Tracy said he recommended the dismissal because he felt a conviction was unlikely and Justin had agreed to cooperate with the prosecutor's office in the cases of former WSU teammates Romeo Pellum and Kevin Frank, if their cases go to trial Sept. 21 as currently scheduled.
Justin had been charged with second degree possession of stolen property, a class C felony.
Pellum is charged with two counts of residential burglary, a class B felony in Washington State, and two counts of second degree theft, a class C felony. Frank is charged with one count of both. The alleged crimes related in part to electronics taken from the dorm room of two other WSU football players.
Maximum sentences for class B felonies are 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine while class C felonies carry a maximum of 5 years and $10,000.
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