UPDATE: The charges against former Oklahoma State receiver Brandon Sheperd were dismissed on Dec. 6, 2017, according to court documents. The state of Florida announced a nolle prosequi -- a formal notice that it would not prosecute -- in a document signed by an assistant state attorney. According to the document, the alleged victim no longer wished to pursue charges and requested that the state dismiss them.
Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Brandon Sheperd has been arrested and charged with sexual battery in connection with an alleged assault on a sleeping woman in Panama City Beach, Florida, in March.
Sheperd, 23, appeared in court on Monday and was held in lieu of $15,000 bond, which he posted on Tuesday.
He is charged with sexual battery in connection with allegations at the Grand Panama Beach Resort in the early morning hours of March 20.
According to the affidavit from the Panama City Beach Police Department, which was obtained by the Tulsa World through an open records request, police were dispatched to the resort about 3:30 a.m. that day to speak with a woman who reported being raped while she slept.
The woman went to sleep with clothes on but awoke to find a man on top of her and penetrating her, according to the incident report.
Police said she shoved the man off and that he fled on foot but left behind his underwear and a wallet that contained a Missouri driver’s license. The license belonged to Brandon La Troy Sheperd.
The wallet was tan with an Oklahoma State logo embossed on the front, the incident report states.
A bench warrant was issued for Sheperd’s arrest on March 22. Sheperd was arrested on Monday.
According to the Bay County (Florida) Courts’ online case file, Sheperd is scheduled to appear there for an arraignment on July 25.
Sheperd, whose listed address on the affidavit is in Chesterfield, Missouri, played at Oklahoma State from 2012-15. He appeared in 12 games, catching 23 passes, in his senior year this past season.
Sheperd is not in OSU’s student directory.