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WSU freshman football player arrested

From Berkely — A Washington State University football player appeared in a Whitman County court on Friday at 3 p.m. after he was arrested by campus police on Thursday evening. Freshman defensive lineman Emmitt Su’a-Kalio faces charges of second-degree assault stemming from aTuesday morning altercation.

 WSU officials would not comment except to say that the matter would be handled internally by the team. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bill Druffel now has until Tuesday afternoon to decide whether or not to keep the pretrial release conditions that were imposed by the judge on Friday afternoon.

WSU’s Caldwell arrested on May 7

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Washington State running back Teondray Caldwell was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of assault and burglary stemming from an April 28 incident at a Pullman residence.

KQQQ 1150 AM in Pullman reported that Caldwell and a group of WSU football players were denied entry to a party, and that Caldwell allegedly struck a man sitting on the porch.

A Pullman Police spokesperson said police responded to a citizen dispute on April 28, but the suspect had left the area when officers arrived and the alleged victims did not want to press charges or assist in the investigation.

But after a series of conversations and interviews, police arrested Caldwell, a sophomore from Los Angeles, on May 7 on suspicion of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Charges have not been filed. KQQQ reported that Caldwell is due in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday morning, but it’s unclear whether Caldwell will have to appear. A Whitman County clerk told the Spokesman-Review that an order was issued on May 13th exonerating the conditions of Caldwell’s release, meaning he may not have to appear in court tomorrow.

But the clerk also said it’s still possible charges could be filed.

Caldwell rushed for 229 yards as a freshman last season and served as the team’s primary kick returner. A WSU spokesman said coaches will handle the matter internally, as is customary under coach Mike Leach.

Caldwell wrote on his Twitter page (WSU players were apparently allowed back on the site recently): “All these allegations but none of it is true! Don't believe the media. I'm in good hands.”

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

WSU’s Loftus arrested for alleged tequila theft

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FROM PULLMAN — Washington State receiver Drew Loftus was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly tried to steal two bottles of tequila from the Dissmore's grocery store on North Grand Ave. 

Loftus, 19, was taken to the Pullman Police Department and issued three misdemeanor citations for 3rd-degree theft, minor in possession of alcohol and minor intoxicated in public. He was released upon his signature.

Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said a store employee called the police just before 1 a.m. after observing Loftus shove two bottles of tequila — priced at $21.99 each — into the waistband of his pants. Loftus then grabbed a carton of eggs and proceeded to the checkout counter, where he attempted to pay for the eggs but not the tequila.

Tennant said a Dissmore's employee told Loftus he had noticed the tequila bottles in his pants. Loftus then hurried to place the bottles back on the shelf and ran out the front door, Tennant said, but he was confronted by police in the parking lot.

The eggs were left behind.

Police observed that Loftus was also displaying signs of being intoxicated, which prompted the drunk-in-public charge.

A WSU spokesman said coaches are aware of the situation and will handle it internally. Loftus' status with the team is unclear. Coach Mike Leach is famed for dismissing players who break one of his three cardinal rules — no drug use, no stealing, and no abuse of women.

Senior defensive tackle Anthony Laurenzi was dismissed from the team just before fall camp started last season after he allegedly stole a pair of headphones from Wal Mart.

Loftus was also arrested in December of 2011 on a car-prowling charge, according to the Tri-City Herald. He was 18 at the time.

After transferring from Hawaii, Loftus walked on at WSU last season. He appeared in two games as a redshirt freshman and caught one pass for 37 yards.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

Ryan Leaf’s arrest came after month-long investigation

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FROM PULLMAN — We spent part of the afternoon speaking with the authorities in Great Falls, the result of which is this story about Ryan Leaf's arrest on Friday. Leaf was arrested after a month-long investigation by the Central Montana Drug Task Force, which discovered 28 Oxycodone pills inside the pocket of a golf bag found in Leaf's vehicle, according to Great Falls Police Sgt. Chris Hickman. There are more details in the story, which is linked above.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

Ryan Leaf arrested in Great Falls

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FROM PULLMAN — We put together a short story about the reported arrest of former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf on Friday in his hometown of Great Falls, Mont., on charges of theft, burglary and possession of dangerous drugs. A police spokesman said more information about the arrest should be available Saturday. Here's a link to the original report from the Great Falls Tribune.

C.J. Mizell arrested after alleged fight at frat party

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FROM PULLMAN — We have some details on the Sunday arrest of WSU linebacker C.J. Mizell. Read on.

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