Affidavit: Denied phone call prompted Randle jail threat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A court filing says a refused phone call precipitated former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle's threatening to kill a deputy while jailed on other charges in Kansas.

Randle was charged last month in Sedgwick County with one count of criminal threat. The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that an arrest affidavit released Monday alleges Randle was upset that he had been refused a phone call May 14 and repeatedly told the deputy he would kill him when he gets released.

Twenty-four-year-old Randle has had a string of run-ins with the law. He's also been charged in Kansas with a casino disturbance and with backing his car into three people.

A message left Monday with Randle's public defender, James Crawford, wasn't immediately returned.

The Cowboys released Randle last year.

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