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Posted on: April 29, 2023

Two in town for NFL Draft charged in burglary, theft of NFL jerseys for top picks

For Immediate Release
April 29, 2023

Two men in town for the NFL Draft face burglary and  charotherges for stealing NFL jerseys for top draft picks from areas requiring special NFL Draft access credentials, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric F. Lambkins, dob: 7/8/1982, of Marietta, GA, and Jude Ocanas, 4/11/2004, of Los Angeles, CA, each face Burglary 2nd Degree, Stealing, and a misdemeanor count of Trespass 1st Degree.*

According to court records filed today, NFL officials reported Friday that three NFL jerseys were stolen from the Nike Room of the NFL draft. KCPD detectives reviewed video from security cameras that showed the defendants entering areas early in the morning on Friday, including the Talent Waiting Room, which is adjacent to the Nike Room. NFL officials advised that the defendants had credentials for the NFL Draft but not for those areas and not at that time of the morning. Three jerseys, valued by the NFL at $350 each, were stolen. One was a blue Dallas Cowboy's jersey, a second was a red San Francisco 49ers jersey and the third was a Minnesota Vikings jersey. Each jersey had a No. 1 on the back and were available for first-round picks for those teams. 

The defendants, according to court records filed today, were arrested later Friday as they were attempting to leave for their home states. Two of the jerseys were found in their luggage.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur, Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.

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