Updated: 8:43 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Posted: 5:11 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014

High school football standout Tavares Martin arrested

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By Jodie Wagner

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

PALM BEACH GARDENS —

Standout high school football player Tavares Martin was arrested Thursday night by Palm Beach Gardens police and faces charges including burglary, theft and fraud, according to police reports.

Martin, 18, is one of the area’s top college prospects. A junior wide receiver, he transferred from John I. Leonard High to Dwyer High in January, expecting to play his senior season for the defending state champion Panthers.

Martin was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on $21,000 bond at 7:21 p.m. Friday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s booking blotter website.

Martin, of Greenacres, faces charges of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in Palm Beach Gardens, grand theft of less than $5,000, dealing in stolen property and fraud.

The charges stem from an alleged attempted burglary April 12. According to Palm Beach Gardens police, Martin and several others entered an unoccupied home at 153 Via Condado Way after shattering a window.

They allegedly attempted to steal a flat-screen, high-definition television from the home, but fled after the burglar alarm sounded.

Martin has had scholarship offers from Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida and numerous other Division I schools.

As a fill-in at quarterback last season for the 1-9 Lancers, Martin completed 47 percent of his passes. As a wide receiver, he caught 12 passes.

Spring practice for area football teams begins May 1.

Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels said he was still gathering information about the incident and had no comment, and Athletic Director Tom Pagley could not be reached.

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