NORWALK (CBSLA) – A 19-year-old man who was briefly a member of the Oregon Ducks football team was one of two teens arrested in connection with an armed home invasion robbery earlier this month.

6 7899157 Former Oregon Ducks Football Player Charged In Norwalk Home Invasion

An undated photo of Jalen Daniel Hall. (Josh Phillips/247Sports)

Jalen Daniel Hall and 18-year-old Millard Lefanus Hill are accused of breaking into a Norwalk home on the afternoon of Sept. 10.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, the suspects forced their way into a home in the 11800 block of 160th Street and threatened three people inside while they stole jewelry and other valuables. Hall was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, the DA’s office reports.

After fleeing, the two were tracked down and captured by an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department airship.

They each face charges of home invasion robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery and first-degree burglary. Hill is also charged with fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle and driving recklessly.

Hall committed to the University of Oregon in January as a wide receiver and enrolled at the school for spring term as a true freshman, according to the website 247Sports. However, in April, he left the team to attend to a personal matter.

On Sept. 12, two days after his arrest, the Ducks dismissed him from their program, 247Sports reported.

Hall and Hill are each being held on $2 million bail. They face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Comments (2)
  1. LaTelyfone Jones says:

    These kids shouldn’t serve life in prison. Modern research suggests that the human brain doesn’t fully mature until after age 25. There needs to be an institution separate from the usual prison system where offenders under the age of 25 can go that is geared more towards like a boarding school than a prison. Where they can get away from the streets and learn valuable skills to become functioning adult members of society. I know most of us don’t commit egregious crimes, but just think how many dumb decisions you made in life before your late 20s. Everyone deserves a second chance and sending these kids away for life or a lengthy sentence into a black hole of a system is unjust.

  2. Anthony Joseph Gomes says:

    well even with my not fully matured brain i managed to avoid committing any felonies as do most other people. the law says a person is responsible for themselves at 18. if you do not agree with the law then you need to talk to your congressman about getting a law passed that reflects your scientific truths. and what of the victims in these crimes? will your kind understanding of the transgressor also take into account their need to be protected?

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