IRVING, Texas –On Tuesday, a suspect was charged for the attempted murder of Calvin Ogletree, the brother of Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree.
Lonnie Miller, 23, of St. Albans, N.Y. was held without bail following his arraignment Monday, according to reports citing the office of District Attorney Richard A. Brown in Queens. He was also charged with illegal weapon possession and assault, and could face up to 25 years in prison.
The new developments come more than eight months after Calvin Ogletree was shot in the head outside in luxury car rental shop. He is still recovering.
The Cowboys' fourth-year receiver called news of the charges a relief.
"I guess it's good to know that the justice system works well," Kevin Ogletree said. "I know it works, but I'm far away from that deal, and my only job right now is to be the best brother I can be, the best son to mom and the best family member to everyone. I think my mom was a little happy. I really was emotionless."
Kevin Ogletree has said he used the heartbreak over his brother's shooting to refocus himself on the field this offseason. He had a career game when the Cowboys played the New York Giants in Week 1, after visiting his brother the day of the game.
He said the movement in his brother's case will not be a distraction on the field.
"I think long-term it's going to be a good thing," Ogletree said. "God willing, everything goes right. I honestly haven't even thought about that for longer than a minute or so, but I heard that. It's my job to focus and be here, so as serious as that is, as much as that means to me, it hasn't gotten in the way of my preparation for this week."