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Court hearing delayed for former Rebels basketball player charged with grand larceny

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UNLV basketball player Savon Goodman appears for an arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday, August 30, 2013.

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 | 11:53 a.m.

Savon Goodman in Court

UNLV basketball player Savon Goodman appears for an arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday, August 30, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The preliminary hearing for a former UNLV basketball player accused of stealing a pair of high-end sneakers, cash and other goods from a friend's apartment will be delayed for a month.

Savon Goodman, whose departure from the Rebels was announced last month, is charged with grand larceny, burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. The forward from Philadelphia is accused of stealing a pair of Nike LeBron X “Cutting Jade” sneakers, $500 and 26 video games on May 18 from an off-campus apartment.

Goodman, who is free on his own recognizance, was not in court today.

His preliminary hearing had been scheduled for today before Judge Cynthia Cruz, but a Las Vegas Township Justice Court official said Goodman's attorney, William B. Terry, requested the case be continued. No reason was specified for the delay, and the preliminary hearing is now set for 8 a.m. Dec. 16.

Rebels coach Dave Rice announced last month that Goodman, who was entering his sophomore season, wouldn’t play another game for the team.

The Metro Police report outlines the following details:

Goodman went without permission into a friend’s apartment complex in the 3800 block of Swenson Street. The victim told police Goodman fled through the patio door when the resident went to investigate the noise.

The victim told police the pair locked eyes and that though Goodman was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, his face was clearly visible.

A neighbor tipped off police to the incident. The witness said that when she walked by the residence, a man started making bird noises as she approached.

Next, she saw two men walking slowly away from the patio door. She decided to call police since she knew neither of them lived at the residence.

The missing shoes belonged to the victim’s roommate, who was not home at the time of the incident. The cash was in the shoes.

Limited sizes of the Cutting Jade shoes are available on amazon.com, with prices starting at $249.

After the initial report, the victim realized the video games were missing, too, and he placed their estimated value at $885.

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