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Website: WSU leads nation in arrests of student athletes

WSU’s Robert Barber (92) walks off the field with teammates after practice on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, at WSU in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
WSU’s Robert Barber (92) walks off the field with teammates after practice on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, at WSU in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

A report by ArrestNation.com, which tracks media reports of arrests of athletes in all sports, ranks Washington State No. 1 in the nation for the number of arrests, with 31 in the past five years. But a Spokesman-Review examination found the number of arrests for that time period is actually 37. The next closest university, according to the website, was Florida with 24 arrests and Georgia and Texas A&M were tied for third place with 22 arrests. Here is the list of the 29 arrests of WSU football players since Mike Leach was hired in November 2011, which would still rank the Cougars No. 1 on the list.

Feb. 7, 2012: C.J. Mizell is arrested on the charges of fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass following an altercation at a fraternity. Both charges were later dismissed.

Feb. 12, 2012: Zachary D. Koepp was arrested for obstruction of law enforcement. The charge was later dismissed.

April 8, 2012: Denzell Dotson was arrested on the charges of DUI. The charge was later amended to a minor in operation of a vehicle after consuming alcohol and he pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 59 days suspended.

April 8, 2012: Spencer J. Waseem is arrested on the charge of fourth-degree assault following an altercation. The charge was later dismissed.

July 20, 2012: Travis M. Long is arrested for minor in possession and consumption a day before his 21st birthday. The case is later dismissed.

July 23, 2012: Anthony G. Laurenzi is arrested on the charge of third-degree theft. The case is later dismissed.

Nov. 9, 2012: Chester Su’a is arrested for hit and run. The case was dismissed and the court records for the arrest no longer exist in Whitman County District Court.

Jan. 27, 2013: Leon J. Brooks is arrested on the charges of DUI. The charge is later amended to first-degree negligent driving. Brooks pleaded guilty and he was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all 60 days suspended.

Feb. 1, 2013: Drew R. Loftus is arrested on the charges of third-degree theft, minor intoxicated in public and minor in possession and or consumption of alcohol. Witnesses told Pullman Police that Loftus tried to steal two bottles of tequila from Dissmore’s IGA. The theft and minor in possession charges were dismissed and Loftus pleaded guilty to being a minor intoxicated in public. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 59 suspended. He was initially kicked off the team, but he was allowed to play the 2013 season.

Feb. 17, 2013: Gabe L. Marks is arrested on the charge of minor intoxicated in public. The charge is later dismissed.

April 28, 2013: Teondray Caldwell is arrested on the felony charges of second-degree assault and burglary in connection with a case where a man suffered facial fractures. The cases are later dismissed.

May 12, 2013: Kalafitoni “Toni” Pole is arrested on the charge of making a false statement to a public official. The case is later dismissed.

May 16, 2013: Logan F. Mayes is arrested on the charge of hit-and-run of an attended vehicle. The charge is later dismissed.

Oct. 3, 2013: Emmitt Su’a-Kalio is charged with felony second-degree assault after witnesses said he punched reserve quarterback Domenic Rockey on Oct. 2, breaking his jaw in two places. Su’a-Kalio later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail but a judge allowed him to serve that time through 240 hours of community service. He remained on the team in 2013 but didn’t play. He left after that season.

Rockey later filed a civil suit against WSU. That case was dismissed, however the appeal remains pending.

Nov. 7, 2013: Chester Su’a is arrested for failure to appear for a hearing on an earlier charge of hit and run. The file for this charge no longer exists in Whitman County District Court.

Feb. 2, 2014: Daquawn D. Brown is arrested on the charge of driving with no valid driver’s license. The charge was amended to a lesser charge and Brown paid a $100 fine.

Feb. 10, 2014: Gabe L. Marks is arrested on the charges of second-degree criminal trespass, fourth-degree assault, a minor intoxicated in public and a minor frequenting an area that is off limits. Witnesses claimed that Marks assaulted a bar employee. All four charges were later dismissed.

March 4, 2014: Daquawn D. Brown is arrested on the felony charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree assault for an altercation that occurred during a dance. Two witnesses told police they witnessed Brown punch both a male student and a female student, who was knocked unconscious. Brown later pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. All 180 days of his jail sentence were suspended.

March 17, 2014: Austin J. Brown is arrested on the charge of third-degree theft. Brown pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended.

June 16, 2014: Ivan P. McLennan was arrested on the charge of unlawful handling of a weapon capable of producing bodily harm after he pointed a non-lethal pellet gun at another student. The case was later dismissed.

July 31, 2014: Drew Loftus is arrested on the charge of fourth-degree assault after a victim alleged that Loftus punched him outside a Domino’s Pizza. It’s Loftus’ third arrest following a 2011 arrest for alleged car prowling and the alleged tequila theft in 2013 from Dissmore’s. The assault charge was later dismissed.

Sept. 14, 2014: Theron R. West is arrested on the charge of reckless driving. The charge was later amended to speeding too fast for conditions and he was fined $500. The same night in a separate incident, Daniel Ekuale is arrested and cited for a minor frequenting a tavern, but the charge was later dismissed.

Jan. 17: Jamal Morrow is arrested for DUI. Morrow later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended. He was also fined $1,900.

March 6: Calvin R. Green is arrested on the charge of hit and run, reckless endangerment and not having a valid license. The case has been dismissed.

Aug. 24: Shalom Luani is arrested on the felony charges of second-degree assault in connection to an altercation that occurred at a local Domino’s Pizza. Video shows Luani pushing a man into a wall before he and several other men continued the altercation outside. One of the men suffered a broken nose and Luani reportedly suffered a concussion. He was suspended for one game and his case remains pending.

Sept. 12: Logan Tago is arrested on the felony charges of second-degree assault and robbery in connection with the reported assault and theft of beer in June 4.

Friday: Robert Barber, 22, and T.J. Fehoko, 19, were both arrested on the charges of second-degree assault in connection with a July 23 altercation at a Pullman house party that left one man with a concussion and another with a broken jaw.


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