Beck Jailed For Probation Violation

FAYETTEVILLE -- Former Razorback basketball star Corey Beck was jailed for the third time in the last two years Monday for failure to pay child support and violating his probation.

Beck turned himself in and was booked into Washington County Detention Center at 10:12 a.m. Monday and will serve a 90-day sentence that could be shortened through the work release program.

Beck, who lives in Olive Branch, Miss., just outside of Memphis doing contract painting work, violated his 10-year probation sentence by failing to remain current on his support payments, failing to maintain steady employment and being in arrears on his probation fees.

Beck, 33, who played point guard at Arkansas from 1993-95 and was the driving force behind the Razorbacks' national championship in 1994 and their runner-up finish in 1995, was originally cited for nonsupport April 9, 2001 and court document show he had been behind as much as $39,257 in payments.

He pled guilty to the original charge in February 2002, and was sentenced to 10 years probation. According to court records, he was jailed in December 2002 and February 2003, leading prosecutors to seek a revocation of his probation last year.

According to court documents, Beck has flunked drug tests for cocaine twice, admitted to marijuana use and lied to his probation officer about where he lives.

After he was jailed in 2003, Beck's attorney Bill Greenhaw of Fayetteville told Judge William Storey his client enrolled in a drug treatment program in Memphis.

Greenhaw declined to comment Monday at Beck's request.

After leaving Arkansas, Beck had several short professional stints in the NBA, CBA and ABA. The 6-foot-3 Beck, who weighed in at a hefty 265 pounds on his book-in sheet, hasn't played professional basketball since five games with Rosetto Basket of the Italian League in 2002.

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