TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Officers with the University of Texas at Tyler Police Department arrested an assistant basketball coach at Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School on a charge of burglary with the intent to commit a sex offense Monday.
Jakeal Latrenton Lockett, 25, of Beaumont, was booked into the Smith County Jail Monday on a first-degree felony burglary with the intent to commit a sex offense charge. His bail amount has been set at $250,000.
Beverley Golden, a spokeswoman for the University of Texas at Tyler, said Tuesday that Lockett was arrested on campus after he allegedly made an “illegal entry." into one of the buildings on the campus. A statement said the building entered was a student’s campus residence.
Felipe Natera, a spokesman for the school, confirmed that Lockett is an employee at Bishop T. K. Gorman Catholic School.
“Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School and the Diocese of Tyler have become aware that a part-time assistant boys’ basketball coach, Jakeal Lockett, was arrested on Monday and is charged with serious criminal offenses which took place off-campus,” a statement from Tyler Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Tyler said. “The employee has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the case and is not permitted to have contact with students.”
The statement also said there is no indication that of any improper conduct occurring on campus or with students.
“Any information concerning criminal activity should be reported to law enforcement," the statement said.