As the Gordon State College club football team opened its season Sept. 11 at Ramah College, the coach hired to start the program last year remains a fugitive from justice.
Brandon Riley Carter, 37, remains on the run after allegedly stealing $36,000 in fees from players and their parents. He is charged with theft by conversion.
Much of the money was paid through online cash apps and Carter converted those funds for his own use, warrants allege. Carter reportedly had a criminal record when GSC hired him.
Once the thefts were discovered, Carter, who formerly resided in Locust Grove, was terminated.
UPDATE: Carter has been captured. See the 9.28.21 print edition of The Herald Gazette for details.