Fayette County

Former UK football walk-on, accomplice sentenced in 2014 robbery

Derrick Quarles
Derrick Quarles

A former University of Kentucky football walk-on and his accomplice, who broke into an apartment near campus in 2014, were sentenced Tuesday to jail terms.

Both Derrick L. Quarles, 23, and Eric Richardson, 26, had pleaded guilty to reduced charges in November.

The robbery occurred July 2014. Police told the Herald-Leader that two men forced their way into an apartment on State Street, assaulted two people and made off with a computer and other items in large black trash bags.

One victim was hit on the head with a hammer, police said. Quarles and Richardson weren’t charged with assault.

Quarles was a former football walk-on but never played in a game. He was listed most recently on the first 2013 spring roster, but he wasn’t listed after that, according to previous Herald-Leader reports.

Quarles pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree robbery, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years of probation. Richardson pleaded guilty to one count of facilitating a robbery. Both men were sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years probation.

Michael McKay: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety