Joseph Randle charged with rape, criminal sodomy, kidnapping

WICHITA, Kan. Former NFL running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle was charged Tuesday with several crimes including rape, criminal sodomy, kidnapping and battery.

Specifically, Randle, 26, faces 12 total counts including two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, two counts of rape and one count of aggravated battery.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office says a preliminary hearing for Randle is set for Sept. 27. The former Dallas Cowboy is also charged with violating his probation in a separate case, the district attorney's office says.

Wichita police arrested Randle on suspicion of rape Friday morning.

Police were called to an apartment complex in the area of K-96 and Rock Road around 1 a.m.

Officers arrived and made contact with a 28-year-old woman who had minor facial injuries and reported being sexually assaulted.

Police investigated then arrested Randle.

Randle was released on probation in June under a plea deal that allows prosecutors to seek to have him put in prison if he gets into trouble again. He spent most of the past two years in jail, with occasional stints in a state mental hospital, on an array of charges.

Several of them were related to Randle hitting three people with a car after an argument at a house party.