BLOOMINGTON — Illinois State basketball star Milik Yarbrough surrendered to authorities shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday and was at an afternoon bond hearing where a $1,500 personal recognizance bond was set on reckless conduct charges.
He was released from jail late Tuesday afternoon.
According to the statement from an arresting officer, Yarbrough and a former girlfriend, Tiarra Kindle, 18, were involved in a confrontation at his residence on Kingsley Street in Normal in late April when she allegedly ran out of the apartment with his cell phone.
Yarbrough pursued the woman and, after his phone was recovered, “pushed (the woman) in the back as she was walking down the stairs, thereby endangering her safety,” said the officer’s report.
Kindle also faces misdemeanor criminal damage to property charges for the damage she allegedly caused to Yarbrough’s phone. She also was released on a no-cash bond following her arrest May 4, about a week after the incident.
As a condition of his bond, Yarbrough was ordered to have no contact with the woman.
ISU head basketball coach Dan Muller said "we are aware of the situation and are handling it internally."
Yarbrough, who just completed his junior year with the Redbirds and was named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year and an all-league first-team selection, has hired lawyer Joshua Rinker to represent him on the Class A misdemeanor charge.
He is due in court May 22.
Court documents indicate Yarbrough was granted an emergency order of protection against the woman on April 27. A hearing to extend that order is set for Friday morning.