Kansas State basketball player suspended after being arrested by US Marshals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Marshals arrested Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainright on Tuesday in Kansas City, officials say.

Amaad Wainwright

The U.S. Marshal’s Office confirmed the junior guard originally from KCMO was arrested around 2 p.m. on felony warrants out of Johnson County, Kan.

U.S. Marshal Ron Miller said the warrant was issued for Wainwright on March 28 for fleeing & eluding and felony obstruction.

Overland Park Police spokesman John Lacy confirmed to FOX4 that Wainright’s arrest is in connection to the Jan. 17, 2018 road rage shooting on Interstate 435.

In a statement, Kansas State Athletics Director Gene Taylor said Wainright has been indefinitely suspended from the basketball team.

Amaad Wainright #23 of the Kansas State Wildcats comes off the court in his team’s defeat to the Loyola Ramblers in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

“We are aware of Ahmad’s situation, and due to the seriousness of the charges he has been indefinitely suspended from our men’s basketball team per athletic department policy,” Taylor said. “We take matters such as these very seriously and will re-evaluate his status as we learn more information.”

FOX4 will update this story as more details are confirmed.