Man convicted in 2008 home invasion arrested for alleged probation violation


MISSOULA, Mont. - A former University of Montana football player convicted in a 2008 home invasion is being held in jail on a felony probation violation charge.

Missoula police say 29-year-old Qwenton Jewrell Freeman was pulled over for speeding around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Freeman was arrested at the request of a probation officer.

According to the Missoula County Jail Roster he was booked into the Missoula County Detention Center shortly after 3:00 a.m. and released around 10:30 a.m.

Freeman was one of eight men arrested in a November 2008 home invasion. The men went to steal drugs and money from a home on South 6th Street, not far from the University of Montana campus.

Court documents said they pistol whipped a man inside the home and duct taped him and woman to chairs during the robbery.

In July 2008 a judge sentenced Freeman to 10 years with five suspended for felony robbery and aggravated burglary.

Now Freeman will have to answer to the alleged probation violation. The suspended portion of his sentence could be revoked - which means Freeman could end up in prison.