Arrest warrant issued for troubled ex-Park Vista star Tre Mason
Former Park Vista High star andNFL running back Tre Mason is facing more legal trouble.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the troubled athlete after he failed to show up Wednesday for a court hearing.
Mason had a mandatory court appearance set before Judge Caroline Cahill after he was cited Aug. 13 in Palm Beach for operating his 2012 white Maserati without a driver license.
Court records show that Mason did not appear and Cahill issued an arrest warrant. Once the 23-year-old Mason is arrested, he will be taken to the Palm Beach County Jail and required to post a $2,000 bond before he is released.
Mason’s family has expressed concernsabout the mental health of Mason following several bizarre incidents in recent months.
Mason was arrested in March after he was found going 75 mph in a 35-mph zone in Hollywood and refused to identify himself to police. A Taser was used twice on Mason, who was charged with resisting an officer without violence, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana in an amount less than 20 grams and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.
On July 23, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies went to the suburban Boynton Beach home of Mason’s mother, who reportedthat her son was making “irrational” statements.When deputies arrived, Mason said he would call the White House to have them fired and added that “police were responsible for teaching (al-Qaida) how to fly planes.” Mason was not arrested but taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
On July 27, Mason received several citations after he fled from a deputy while riding an ATV at an estimated 80 mph as he was chased from the intersection of Hypoluxo and Hagan Ranch roads to his mother’s home in the Lake Charleston neighborhood. Mason’s mother told deputies that her son had a “10-year-old’s mindset” as the result of head injuries sustained playing football.
The Los Angeles Rams put Mason on the reserve/did not report list July 30when he failed to show up for training camp.Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher said he had reached out to Mason without success several times since his March arrest in Hollywood.