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Former Cyclone Sharpshooter McGee Arrested
By Rob Gray, Reporter
AMES, Iowa - Former Iowa State basketball player and reigning Big 12 Conference Sixth Man of the Year Tyrus McGee Tuesday was charged with fourth degree theft.
ISU police investigations captain Aaron DeLashmutt said Wednesday McGee admitted to taking about $220 that did not belong to him.
Video surveillance at the Hawthorn Market and Cafe captured images of McGee extracting the money from an unattended wallet.
DeLashmutt said McGee told police he spent about $60 on groceries and gave money to friends, as well.
McGee then turned over the remaining cash, DeLashmutt said.
Fourth degree theft is a serious misdemeanor under Iowa law.
McGee, from Stringtown, Okla., made an NCAA Division I-leading 46.4 percent of his 3-point shots in 2012-13 his senior season as a Cyclone.