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Affidavit alleges Kidsy lied to police about whereabouts on night of Denton hit-and-run

Affidavit alleges Kidsy lied to police about whereabouts on night of Denton hit-and-run

Affidavit alleges Kidsy lied to police about whereabouts on night of Denton hit-and-run
January 15
18:50 2016

Scott Sidway | Sports Editor

@ScottyWK

In an eight-page Denton police affidavit, North Texas wide receiver Darvin Kidsy is alleged to have lied about his whereabouts on Dec. 5, 2015, the night of a hit-and-run that left one critically injured and another with non-life threatening injuries.

Kidsy was arrested Friday morning for an accident involving personal injury or death, according to Denton police, and he and another teammate have been removed from the Mean Green sports website. An arrest warrant was issued earlier this year.

Denton police received a call at 2:20 a.m about the crash, according to the authorities. The caller reported a maroon pick-up truck struck the pedestrians. A witness told police the truck was in the left lane on Carroll Boulevard and crossed all three lanes before striking the people on the sidewalk.

[blockquote author=””]The witness, the police said, judged the accident as intentional.[/blockquote]

Police located the truck at Kidsy’s apartment building at 8:00 am at the Centre Place apartments in the furthest parking spot away from an apartment building, according to the document. The officer noticed a small dent on the truck’s hood, chipped paint missing around the dent, damage to the emblem on the grille and a broken license plate, which was registered in Kidsy’s name, the police said.


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Another officer observed the truck and noticed blue fabric in the passenger side headlight, a bent radio antenna and streaks of dirt, which police said indicated a recent wreck.

At 4:30 p.m, Kidsy called 911 to report the vehicle stolen, and he called again at 5:13 p.m. to report an officer had not responded to his first call. The affidavit indicates there were no signs of forced entry or ignition.

When asked about his whereabouts, Kidsy told investigators he was playing video games with teammates from the North Texas football team. He said he last saw his truck parked outside his apartment at 10:00 p.m the previous evening.

Kidsy told investigators he woke up and noticed his car missing between 11:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m, which according to the affidavit, was suspicious to officers because of the large gap in time between noticing his missing vehicle and reporting it stolen. He also told police he called his friends at 4:00 p.m to see if his they stole his truck as a joke.

[blockquote author=””]Kidsy’s answers to investigators, they said, seemed rigid and unnatural. An investigator was also suspicious because Kidsy reported the truck stolen about the same time a police news release hit the Internet, reporting the hit-and-run from the previous evening.[/blockquote]

After obtaining a warrant to search Kidsy’s cell phone records on Dec. 8, the police learned through the phone’s location services that Kidsy was near Dusty’s Bar and Hailey’s Club from 11:45 p.m Dec.4 through 2:15 a.m the morning of the hit-and-run. He was not at his apartment playing video games, as he previously stated, the police said. The crash occurred around 2:20 a.m.

Kidsy also made and received phone calls at 2:54 a.m. There are text messages between Kidsy and a contact believed to be his mother, discussing money for an attorney. The text messages also included information that led officers to believe Kidsy’s teammate and roommate, Jamal Marshall, was involved in the crash.

Marshall, Jakii Moore, and Kerrick Rhone were asked about the incident. Marshall’s account, according to the affidavit, was suspicious and indecisive. Marshall told an officer there were suspicious people near the neighborhood the day prior to the crash and said he thought they may be to blame for taking Kidsy’s vehicle. He also told the officer he went to his room to play Xbox the night of the crash.

Moore did not dispute officers’ claims that Kidsy may have been the driver, the police said, although Moore said Kidsy was not supposed to drive because of a walking boot he had been wearing because of turf toe. Rhone was forthcoming and did not raise suspicion, the police said.

Investigators questioned employees at Hailey’s Club. One person distinctly recognized Marshall’s picture and said he most likely saw Marshall the night of the crash.

Marshall eventually was questioned again on Dec. 15 over the phone. Police said he showed concern about Kidsy losing his scholarship and causing a distraction to the recent hiring of head coach Seth Littrell. He never told investigators straight-forward about Kidsy’s involvement, and instead told investigators he wanted to talk in person, according to the document.

Authorities followed up on Monday, Jan. 4. They called Marshall at 11:50 a.m. to remind him about discussing the crash in person. He told police he’d be back in town at 2:00 p.m, but he was unable to be contacted over the phone the rest of the day, the authorities said.

[blockquote author=””]Marshall sent another call from police the morning of Jan. 5 to voicemail, prompting police to obtain a search warrant for Marshall’s cell phone records. His text log, according to the affidavit, shows he was attending an after-party following a fraternity function.[/blockquote]

After sending a series of messages indicating Marshall was “****ed up,” Marshall’s phone activity was minimal until the time of the crash. The affidavit states Marshall attempted to call teammate Chad Davis, a defensive back on the team, multiple times in a nine-minute period, indicating to police a situation of panic.

Investigators were skeptical about Kidsy’s story throughout their investigation, according to the affidavit. Kidsy at one point told investigators he was sure he keeps his vehicle locked, but the cell phone records indicated Kidsy knew his passenger-side door did not lock. Police deduced that if the vehicle was stolen, Kidsy might have told them this information.

Kidsy turned himself in Friday morning. Both he and Marshall’s names have been removed from the football team’s roster on the Mean Green Sports website.

Click here to view the full affidavit.

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