Last Chance U star arrested for teen's murder
Brothers Isaiah Wright, 20, and Camion Patrick, 21, were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the July 25 stabbing death of 18-year-old Caleb Radford in Maryville, Tennessee.
A former college football player who once starred in the Netflix docu-series Last Chance U has been accused in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old man in Louisville, Tennessee.
Isaiah Wright, 20, and his older brother Camion Patrick, 22 - who are both from western Tennessee - were arrested Wednesday and charged in the July 25 death of Caleb Radford.
Both brothers previously played football at East Mississippi Community College, the school featured on Last Chance U. EMCC is considered a last chance school for football players who have failed academic standards at larger schools.
Isaiah Wright, 20 (left), was arrested on Tuesday in connection to the July 25 death of 18-year-old Caleb Radford (right)
Wright starred on the Netflix docu-series Last Chance U, about football players at East Mississippi Community College
Wright was initially offered a scholarship to play at Auburn, but instead had to start his career at EMCC. The show followed him as he dealt with injuries and his girlfriend's pregnancy, and detailed his troubled childhood - including a mother who walked out on the family and a father in prison.
His brother Camion Patrick, 22, was also arrested for Radford's murder on Wednesday. Patrick was suspended from Indiana University after his arrest
He often clashed with EMCC's coach, and once had a violent outburst in the locker room when he was told he couldn't play because of an injury.
At the end of the season one, he had committed to Division II West Georgia, but left the team before the 2017 season started.
'This is a tragic situation and our thoughts go out to all those involved,' EMCC's coach Buddy Stephens said in a statement.
Patrick played for EMCC before Netflix started shooting there. He transferred to Indiana University, where he was arrested by campus police on Wednesday.
Patrick suffered a knee injury playing for the Hoosiers last season and was granted a medical hardship waiver in July. He remained on scholarship until he was suspended following his arrest this week.
Wright was arrested Wednesday in Harriman, Tennessee. Both he and his brother are awaiting extradition to Blount County, Tennessee, where the crime happened.
Two other men were arrested last month for Radford's death, bringing the total suspects to four.
Keshawn Hopewell, 21, and Itiq Green, 28, were arrested in August in Alcoa, Tennessee.
At the time of their arrest, police did not say they were looking for addition suspects.
Police have released few details on the crime, other than the fact that Radford was found stabbed on Topside Road at Buck Drive the night of July 25. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Wright and Patrick's middle brother, Eszmone Patrick, told WATE that the family is shocked.
'There is no way they could have done this, because, why would they mess up their whole dream of going pro and helping the family out to rob and kill somebody? That’s nowhere near what their character is,' Eszmone said.
Keshawn Hopewell, 21 (left), and Itiq Green, 28 (right), were arrested in August for Radford's murder