Three James Madison Memorial High School basketball players will have theft charges against them dismissed and will get deferred prosecution instead, according to the Dane County district attorney.
The players --Jamar Morris, Junior Lomomba and Brendan Ortiz -- were three of seven teens charged with taking items from the Boston Store on Madison's West Side shortly before the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state basketball tournament this year.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said the people involved were eligible for deferred prosecution because they admitted they were responsible for their actions.
"We look at a case and determine whether there is an acceptance of responsibility," Ozanne said. "We look at a way that is fair and how it will resolve the case."
People that get deferred prosecution must stay out of trouble to keep charges from being filed again.
If the three students successfully complete the deferred prosecution program, the charges will not be reissued, according to Ozanne.
All three players got one game suspensions from the school district for their actions.
All were allowed to play in the WIAA tournament where Madison Memorial lost to Germantown in the WIAA Divison 1 boys' basketball semifinals.