Former Tarleton basketball player Fabian Wilson out of jail, on probation

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By Katie Gibbs  —

Former Tarleton basketball player Fabian Wilson is out of jail on probation after a court date on Jan. 6.

The case against Wilson started over three years ago when he was accused of sexual assault. When the case went to court in 2010, Wilson accepted a plea deal for a lesser sentence of unlawful restraint.

According to court documents, Wilson broke his probation in September of 2012 by failing to report to the supervision officer or pay his probation fees. He was arrested after being stopped at the Los Angeles airport on Oct. 20, 2013 and was then extradited back to Texas, where he was booked into Erath County jail on Nov. 11, 2013.

When Wilson went to court again on Jan. 6, his probation was extended to Oct. 12, 2016. He must also pay additional probation fees and was sentenced to 79 days in the Erath County jail, which he has already served waiting for his court date.

Andrew Ottaway, a court appointed lawyer who represented Wilson, said, “Wilson is back on probation and shouldn’t need me again unless he breaks his probation or the court appoints me to represent him.”

Sterling Harmon, the Assistant District attorney who prosecuted the case, could not be reached for comment.

Wilson could not be reached for comment. Court records say he is living in Texas with his sister, but no contact information was available.

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