Missouri player Price arrested for assault
April 3, 2014
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By Cody Mroczka
COLUMBIA – Missouri basketball player Zach Price has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest Thursday morning for suspicion of third-degree assault and third-degree domestic assault.
Price, a junior transfer from Louisville, was involved in a physical altercation with a male and female in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune and Columbia police. According to the probable cause statement, Price was arrested at 1:17 a.m. near Stadium Boulevard after his role in a disturbance between a male roommate and female acquaintance that began in the area of Heather Lane and Ash Street.
The statement reads that Price boxed off the male victim’s vehicle before exiting his own and striking the male in the face with a closed fist. The female victim attempted to intervene but was pushed to the ground by Price, according to the statement. Both victims were said to sustain minor injuries as a result of Price. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound redshirt junior was arrested on two counts and bonds were set at $1,000 and $500. Price posted bail and was released from Boone County Jail.
Coach Frank Haith issued a statement on Price’s situation and released through the school.
“We are aware of last night’s incident involving Zach Price and have suspended him from our program immediately. We are working to gather facts related to the incident and will handle our actions with him internally.”
Price is expected to be a contributor to the Tigers’ front court in the fall after sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules.