ECU football players charged with breaking into vehicle, suspended indefinitely

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Two ECU football players were arrested Saturday morning after admitting to breaking into at least one vehicle.

Greenville police say they received a call around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning about two males pulling on car door handles and breaking into cars.

Police responded to the area between E. 8th Street and Forbes Street, and found Juan Powell, 18, and Delvontae Harris, 20. The two men were identified by a witness.

Nothing has been reported stolen from any of the vehicles.

Both Powell and Harris have been charged with felony Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle.

According to an announcement Sunday from head coach Mike Houston, both players have been suspended indefinitely from the team.

The decision came after Houston and ECU athletics officials were made aware of the charges filed, and meetings were conducted by Houston and each player.

"As I have stated before, certain things are non-negotiable," Houston said. "Representing East Carolina University in a negative light is something we take very seriously. Delvontae and Juan are suspended indefinitely and any decisions regarding their continued association with our program will not be made until the campus and legal process reaches a conclusion. While I am disappointed with the actions of both players, we will support them throughout this process. Moving forward, our focus is centered on NC State."