The Packet

First he threw a hat. Now he may have thrown away his future.

New Hope High School senior Tae-Kion Reed, 19, of 4645 Nashville Ferry Road, turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening. He allegedly broke into a home in New Hope Saturday night and stole more than 10 guns, about half of which have reportedly been recovered. He is being charged with one count of burglary and larceny of a dwelling.

Nobody was home at the time the burglary occurred.

The case remains under investigation and more arrests may be made.

Reed, a standout defensive tackle at NHHS, was rated as a three-star recruit. He signed with Ole Miss on Feb. 1, which is National Signing Day. The 6-foot-4, nearly 300-pound player sparked a controversy when, at a ceremony that day at the school, he picked up a Mississippi State University cap only to throw it to the ground before putting on an Ole Miss cap to signal his choice.

Reed was reportedly originally committed to MSU.