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08-27-2016, 02:29 AM
Former UofL football player arrested for Jeffersontown area hotel robberies (http://www.wave3.com/story/32841043/arrest-made-in-jeffersontown-area-hotel-robberies)


LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE) - The person wanted for robberies of hotels in Louisville and Jeffersontown has been arrested.

Nathaniel Harris, 33, was picked up by Jeffersontown police around 6:30 p.m. August 23.

Harris played football for the University of Louisville, even helped the team win an Orange Bowl Championship in 2007.

WAVE 3 News Reporter Connie Leonard had interviewed his mother in 2007 who said he'd been given a second chance after being an accessory in an armed robbery.

"Nathaniel had participated in an armed robbery," Maultsdy told Leonard in 2007. "He was the lookout and he was arrested and charged with armed robbery but in lieu of going to prison they offered him boot camp for six months."

It was a second chance, and Harris ultimately went on and played for the NFL on the Kansas City Chiefs but in 2014, he was arrested again on seven counts of second degree robbery. He was convicted and sentenced to twenty years in prison and released in October of 2015 on shock probation.

Less than a year later, on Tuesday, Harris was arrested and charged with attempting to rob four more Louisville hotels.

Arrest reports say Harris was the person involved in the robberies of the MicroTel at 1221 Kentucky Mills Drive on July 26, the Quality Inn at 1301 Kentucky Mills Drive on July 31, along with August 23 robberies of the Red Carpet Inn at 1640 S. Hurstbourne Parkway and the Days Inn at 9340 Blairwood Road.

In each of the robberies, police say Harris handed the clerk a note demanding cash.

Louisville Metro police say Harris gave a recorded statement admitting to the Days Inn robbery.

Harris is being held on $50,000 cash bond at Louisville Metro Corrections. He will be back in court September 4.