According to a report from 247Sports.com, Florida freshman offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was booked into the Alachua County Jail at 12:01 PM on charges of a non-moving traffic violation and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
The grand theft auto charge is a third-degree felony, and the traffic violation was driving on a suspended license.
Dunker was a top-flight offensive lineman exiting high school who redshirted his first year at Florida.
Updated 2:50 PM ET:
Sources tell me Dunker was arrested for stealing a moped on campus. Trying to confirm that with UPD.
— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) January 16, 2013
Update from 247Sports with quotes from Major Brad Barber on the arrest:
“He was observed by one of our police officers riding on a scooter that did not have a tag attached to the scooter,” major Brad Barber said. “Traffic stop was initiated, and during that stop it was determined that he was driving on a license that had been suspended. He was aware of that. The scooter, in fact, was stolen.”
Upon his arrest today for grand theft, Jessamen Dunker told police he didn’t steal the scooter and had purchased it for $600.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) January 16, 2013
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