UPDATE: Former football player sentenced to one year in prison

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UPDATE: After pleading no contest to a second degree robbery charge, the former BC football player, Charles Ray Mitchell, was sentenced, Friday morning, to one year in prison.

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Over several months, Bakersfield police have investigated several theft from the Apple Store in the Valley Plaza Mall, and now a local football player may be responsible for one of them.

According to police reports, former Bakersfield College football player Charles Ray Mitchell entered the store and grabbed a 2018 MacBook Pro laptop.

Before fleeing the store, Mitchell allegedly punched a security guard in the face and fled.

Store employees reported on a separate occasion, Mitchell took over $5,000 worth of iPhones.

Bakersfield police said surveillance video captured Mitchell on that offense.

17 News asked the college if Mitchell was still on the team, they said, “We have no Charles Mitchell on our football team.”

Mitchell pleaded no contest to second degree robbery earlier this month and is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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