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Two FSU athletes arrested after reports of gunshots

12:27 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
Stephen Newbold, is charged with discharging a firearm in public and resisting arrest without violence.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Florida State track and field athletes have been arrested in connection with a report of gunfire within the city limits.

Stephen Newbold, 18, is charged with discharging a firearm in public and resisting arrest without violence.

Ronnell J. Mance, 21, is charged with possession of a forged driver's license and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the police report, Tallahassee Police Department responded to reports of gunshots in the area of the pool at 810 Wadsworth Street, Campus Walk Apartments, around 3:36 a.m. this morning.

Arresting officer Terry Mahan arrived at the scene and encountered five men and ordered them to put their hands on their heads. An officer ordered the men searched and one suspect, later identified as Stephen Newbold, fled the scene.

The four remaining suspects were searched. Mance resisted an officer during the pat down and was placed under arrest. An ID card was found on Mance that did not belong to him with a date that had been altered.

Newbold was tracked and located by a K-9 officer and arrested for resisting an officer without violence.

A witness living at Campus Walk Apartments who said she heard two gunshots. She then looked out her window and saw a man later identified as Newbold fire two more times in the direction of the apartments' pool.

Florida State Athletics issued a statement in response to news of the incident:

"We are aware of the arrests and are working to gather all the facts. The students have been suspended from the team effective immediately. Whether they can return as student-athletes will be determined through our discipline policy and any legal proceedings," said Director of Athletics Randy Spetman regarding the included probable cause reports.

original story:
Reports of a shooting involving Florida State student athletes has been confirmed by TPD Spokesman David Northway.

Officers have arrested a Florida State student with discharging a firearm in the city limits. The shooting did not occur on Florida State campus, he said.

Tallahassee Democrat

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