Citadel quarterback charged in armed-robbery case

Miguel Starks, quarterback for The Citadel, has been charged with three others in connection with an armed robbery of a man at his home, police in Charleston, S.C., said yesterday.

Starks, 19, and former Citadel linebacker Reginald Anthony Rice, 22, were charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Charleston police said.

Police said two College of Charleston students also were arrested in connection with the case. Stephen Horace Francois, 20, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and first-degree burglary and Sasha Gaskins, 18, was charged as an accessory.

Police said a woman who knew the victim got him to open his garage door by saying she was having car trouble. Three men forced the victim into the house at gunpoint, tied him up and took his wallet, electronic equipment and jewelry. The victim freed himself and reported the robbery.

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