In an unexpected development, a fourth individual has been arrested in connection with law enforcement’s investigation of the Oct. 15 Ladd-Peebles Sports and Entertainment Complex mass shooting.
Troy police officers arrested Reginald “Reggie” Leon Todd, 24, of Mobile, on Tuesday afternoon at the 400 Block of Elm Street in Troy to assist the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. According to a statement by the Troy Police Department, the residence has a connection with the alleged Ladd-Peebles shooting suspect, Hezekiah Belfon. While at the property, officers reportedly made contact with Todd and arrested him for first-degree hindering prosecution.
A MPD spokesperson confirmed that Todd was arrested in connection with the Ladd-Peebles Stadium shooting in a statement to the media.
The Mobile Police Department has identified Belfon, 19, of Mobile, as the man behind the gun during the Oct. 15 incident, which left five injured — two of whom remain in critical condition. Belfon remains at large.
Two other teenagers have been arrested: Jai Scott, 19, of Semmes, and Tibiasz Houston, 17, of Mobile. According to Mobile County prosecutors, video surveillance footage shows three suspects leaving the Vigor-Williamson game to retrieve a firearm from a vehicle and getting back into the game after metal detectors were disassembled.
Todd was taken to the Troy City Jail and later transported to the Pike County Jail and has been given a $10,000 bond.
Todd is No. 2 for the Trojans football team and a senior starting wide receiver. A spokesperson for Troy University said, “We are aware of the situation surrounding Todd. He has been suspended indefinitely from our football program pending an investigation.”
Todd, who is 6-foot-5-inches and 215 pounds was a four-star recruit out of Blount High School for football and a three-star recruit in basketball, averaging a double-double. He went to Mississippi State University in 2016 and was a red-shirt freshman in 2017, when he caught 14 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. In June 2018, Todd left MSU after an arrest for his role in an off-campus fight.
He then went to Hinds (Mississippi) Community College, where he caught 20 passes for 224 and three touchdowns and averaged 25.7 yards on three kickoff returns.
He was in his third year at Troy as a “super senior” where he was eligible to play due to COVID-19 rules. As a junior in 2019, Todd was named to the all-Sun Belt Conference third-team with 38 catches and as a returner. In 2020, he was an all-Sun Belt honorable mention with 43 catches for 530 yards. He played in seven games this year with 23 catches for 291 yards and one touchdown.
The Trojans (4-3, 2-1) have an open week this Saturday. They are set to play Coastal Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 28. Troy hosts South Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 6.
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