Allegedly a college football star was arrested for murdering a female he entered into a brief relationship with not realizing she was transgender!
Tyler, Texas police served an arrest warrant for 21 year old Carlton Ray Champion, Jr. He’s accused of murdering of 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood, seen below. Investigators learned that Champion and Underwood were in a brief relationship prior to the murder. Electronic and video evidence was located that supported that Champion was meeting Underwood on the date and time the murder took place.
Champion was arrested on Jan. 29 by Tyler police on a probation violation. He was taken to the Gregg County Jail where he was being held without bond. Tyler police investigators informed the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office that Champion was wanted on first degree murder charges and a warrant was signed and $1 million bond placed.
On Jan. 26, Tyler police were dispatched to a traffic accident in the 400 block of W. 24th Street in Tyler. When they arrived, they found a vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole. Underwood, the driver of the vehicle, had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Champion remains in the Gregg County Jail.