Kyrin Allen, a star defensive back for the University of Montana Western football team, was arrested last week on a warrant for sexual intercourse without consent, Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson said Friday.
Police, acting on a probable cause affidavit and a warrant issued by a judge, arrested Allen, 20, last Friday, Nov. 2, and he later bonded out, Guiberson said.
He said the case was still under investigation, and he could not comment on any details at this time. Findings will be handed over to the Beaverhead County Attorney’s Office when the investigation is complete, Guiberson said.
On Friday afternoon County Attorney Jed C. Fitch said he was aware that the police had made the arrest complaint and had spoken with an investigating officer about it. But Fitch added that his office had not yet reviewed the matter and had not made a charging decision yet.
Fitch suggested, though, that the decision about whether to pursue charges against Allen should come within about the next 30 days, due to a timeline set by the justice court where Fitch made his initial appearance.
In an emailed statement, Matt Raffety, director of university communications for Western, said, "The University is aware of this matter and we are following our established policies and procedures in response. Pursuant to the University’s Student Athlete Code of Conduct, in these situations, student-athletes are suspended indefinitely from all athletic activities pending the outcome of the investigation. We will await completion of the investigation before commenting further."
Allen is from Elko, Nevada, and is a redshirt freshman this year.
According to a Montana Standard story featuring him on Oct. 25, he has become a top pass defender not just in the Frontier Conference, but in the country. At the time, his 16 pass breakups — including two interceptions — tied him for second in NAIA football.