A former NFL player and member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Hall of Fame was back in court Friday, facing more charges stemming from an alleged credit card schemes.
Dana Brinson, 46, was charged with six counts of identity fraud, in addition to forgery after he was arrested trying to use a credit card found to be fraudulent at Best Buy on Douglas Boulevard. When arrested, Brinson allegedly had financial information of 301 people that he claimed to have bought at Greenbriar Flea Market.
Sgt. Todd Garner said that there will likely be more charges, but six of the names on the list were all that had been reached at this point.
"We were able to contact six of these individuals and they confirmed that they had not given permission for the use of their financial information," Garner said.
Douglas County Magistrate Court Judge Susan Camp questioned the amount of names that were involved.
"This is one of the biggest problems we see right now," Camp said. "With a little personal information, we see so many times people wiped out by financial transaction card fraud. You had 300 names?"
Brinson had no real explanation for what happened.
"The one charge, I can't deny," Brinson said. "The others, I don't know what to say. Just bad decisions."
Camp denied bond.
The former Valdsota High School standout was the first Husker recruit from Georgia since the mid-1950s, Brinson was a four-year letter winner at Nebraska from 1985 to 1988. Brinson played in two Fiesta bowls, the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl in his career, before playing in the Senior Bowl and the Japan Bowl.
Brinson helped the Huskers to the 1988 Big Eight title. He was an eighth-round NFL draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1989. He played one year in San Diego and also spent a season with London in the World League.
In other cases Friday:
• Quentin Wallace was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act, and reports indicate that the man allegedly punched a hole in the wall, and pushed a woman into a wall where she hit her head during a domestic altercation where alcohol was allegedly involved. Bond was set at $2,500 and Wallace was ordered to get domestic violence and substance abuse counseling, and was ordered to bring no harm to the victim.
• Robert Muldrow was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act after a domestic altercation over money with a woman. Camp set bond at $2,500 and Muldrow was ordered to get domestic violence and substance abuse counseling, and was ordered to bring no harm to the victim.
• Michael Hale was charged with possession of less than one ounce marijuana after being found parked on a residential street. Bond was set at $1,000.
• Scotty Felker was charged first degree forgery and obtaining regulated drugs by fraud or forgery. Felker is accused of presenting an altered prescription for percocet at a CVS pharmacy in the area. The amount of pills was changed from 15 to 45 according to reports. Bond was set at $8,500 and he was ordered to be evaluated for substance abuse issues.
• Ashley Reynolds was charged with misdemeanor theft, allegedly having taken two check books from an area home. She allegedly cashed one of the checks for more than $300. Reynolds said she has a drug problem. Bond was set at $4,000 and she will not be released until drug treatment is set up.
• Timothy Grier was charged with obstruction, having allegedly refusing to give a patrolman information on a crash. Bond was set at $3,000.
• Waqeda Treadway was charged with theft of services, driving under the influence, suspended or expired tax and open container. Bond was set at $2,000, plus presets on the alcohol charges. She must also complete alcohol counseling.
• Benjamin Kassars was charged with reckless conduct, accused of loosening lug nuts on a vehicle of a man he had been arguing with last December. Bond was set at $2,500.
• William Chastain was charged with giving false name and date of birth to officers as they were attempting to find him on a probation warrant out of Paulding County. Bond was set at $1,500.
• Tracvonia Lee was charged with giving a false name and date of birth, suspended license, improper backing and four counts of child restrain violations. Bond was set at $2,000 plus presets on the traffic violations.
• Demario Davis was charged with driving without insurance and failure to maintain lane. Bond was preset.
• Mashaun Tucker was charged with driving while suspended and suspended registration. Bond was preset.
• Quintrell Smith was charged with driving while suspended. Bond was preset.
• Anthonio Dale, Steven Webb, Tracey Carroll, Laquan Moore, David Exum, Jeffrey Brownlee, Stevie Williams and Recardo Figueroa were all charged with violation of probation and remanded to custody until arrangements with probation officers could be made.