Maryland RB Wes Brown charged with assault on police officer, theft

Maryland RB Wes Brown charged with assault on police officer, theft

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]aryland’s second-leading rusher last season finds himself in some legal hot water.

brownWes Brown has been charged with second-degree assault on a Baltimore police officer that was attempting to question as a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting investigation from last month.

Brown also faces other charges related to the alleged theft of a cell phone and police are calling “unlawful interception of an oral conversation,” as he allegedly used a stolen cell phone to record what was happening as police approached him.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Brown was approached by UM police and Baltimore detectives when Brown swung and missed at the detective and then shoved him and ran away. He was later apprehended by campus police.

Brown was held in Prince George’s County on $7,500 bond that was later lowered to $2,500, and had been released Friday evening. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 31.

Despite missing the last two games with a torn labrum, Brown rushed 90 times for 382 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman last season.

The Olney (Md.) Good Counsel High product has been suspended from all team-related activities, according to school officials.

“We are extremely concerned that one of our student-athletes, Wes Brown, was arrested Wednesday evening,” a statement said. “This is a matter that we take very seriously.

“We have been in contact with the local authorities and will continue to cooperate throughout the entire process.”

Photo: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

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