Willie Warren arrested for outstanding warrants
Neil McGlohon, The Oklahoma Daily
Former OU basketball player Willie Warren, 20, was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to Norman Police reports.
Warren, who announced in April his plans to enter the NBA draft, was arrested for two outstanding municipal warrants, according to the Norman Police’s daily arrest report.
The Norman Municipal Court placed Warren on a list of people wanted by Norman Police on an outstanding warrant Thursday, according to the City of Norman’s Web site.
An officer at the Cleveland County jail said Warren was never in the jail’s custody this weekend.
A records officer at the Norman Police Department said Sunday an arrest might not always involve jail time when matters involve municipal warrants, if bond can be posted immediately at the time of arrest.
The officer said because of the arrest address being the location of the Norman Police station, 201 W. Gray St., it is likely Warren turned himself into police Saturday.
The Norman Police report lists Warren’s offenses in relations to the municipal warrants as misdemeanors.
Warren, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, missed eight games his sophomore season because of an ankle injury and another because of illness.
“I didn’t like how things went this year with my injury and everything, but I also feel like I have the skills to take the next step,” Warren said Wednesday in a press release. “Some of the things I need to work on, like being a better leader and being more vocal, are things I can do at the next level.”
Warren was a second-team All-Big 12 pick as a freshman and an honorable-mention selection this season. He averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game this season along with 3.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals.