Joseph Randle upset by denied phone call when he made threat

WICHITA, Kan. -- Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was upset that he had been refused a phone call when he threatened to kill a deputy while jailed on other charges in Kansas, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.

Randle was charged last month in Sedgwick County, Kansas, with one count of criminal threat. According to the arrest affidavit, obtained by the Wichita Eagle, Randle repeatedly told the deputy: "I will kill you, I swear on my life and everything that I have. I will kill you when I get out."

The 24-year-old Randle, a native of Wichita, has had a string of run-ins with the law, beginning with a 2014 shoplifting arrest. He has also been charged in Kansas with a casino disturbance and with backing his car into three people, and he was charged in neighboring Sumner County in Kansas in a November disturbance at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

In November, Randle was suspended for four games by the NFL under the league's personal-conduct policy. The suspension came a week after he was released by the Cowboys while he was away from the team to deal with unspecified personal issues. In February, he was arrested in Irving, Texas, after it was determined he was wanted for speeding.

A message left Monday with Randle's public defender, James Crawford, wasn't immediately returned.

Randle is due in court July 26 on all three cases, according to the Eagle. He remains in Sedgwick County Jail on a total of $50,000 in bonds.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.