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Charges against 2 former TTU football players expected to be dismissed

Trace Ellison (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Trace Ellison (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Dakota Allen (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Dakota Allen (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
James Robert Castaneda (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) James Robert Castaneda (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

All charges involving a December 2015 burglary and gun theft against two former Texas Tech university football players are expected to be dismissed.

Houston attorney Guy Womack confirmed that documents were filed for charges to be dismissed without prejudice against Dakota Allen on Friday. Womack says the Lubbock County District Attorney then filed to dismiss all charges against Trace Ellison as well.

Tray Payne, Attorney for Trace Ellison released a statement Tuesday afternoon:

Trace Ellison was placed on pre-trial diversion this past Friday and the pending charges were dismissed.  We certainly thank the District Attorney’s office and their willingness to seek justice in this situation. There is no doubt that Trace has learned from this experience and will fulfill the terms and conditions of the pre-trial diversion program.

Trace certainly appreciates Texas Tech and the opportunities provided by the University. Most of all, Trace appreciates the honesty of the Texas Tech football program and the integrity of coach Kingsbury and his staff. Trace deeply regrets his actions and looks forward to his next steps in life.

Both Allen and Ellison have agreed to a pre-trial diversion that includes community service that must be completed within a year. No other details regarding the pre-trial diversion have been released.

Court officials say if the men do not uphold the conditions of the agreement, the DA's office can re-file the charges.

The agreement has not been signed yet by Judge Jim Darnell.

Nothing has been filed to dismiss charges against Robert Castaneda. Castaneda was the third former football player reportedly involved in the burglary and gun theft.

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