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LB Dee Finley charged with resisting arrest

Written by thomasgoldkamp, September 12, 2011, 0 Comments,
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UPDATE: Sept. 13, 11 a.m. ET – Florida backup weakside linebacker Dee Finley was arrested and booked into the Alachua County Jail at 4:09 p.m., charged with third-degree felony resisting arrest with violence and driving with a suspended license.

Finley, a redshirt sophomore, was being held in custody at the Alachua County Jail Monday evening. Bond had not been set.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday morning that the State Attorney’s office had reduced Finley’s charge to misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence.

According to a report in the Independent Florida Alligator, Finley drove his scooter around a barricade at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and a University Police Department officer pulled him over. Finley refused to give the officer his license and registration and attempted to pull away on his scooter.

The officer grabbed his wrist and pulled his Taser on Finley, ordering him to put his hands behind his back, the Alligator reported.

A call to a UPD spokesman to confirm details of the arrest was not immediately returned.

Alachua County court records show Finley has twice been charged with unknowingly driving with a suspended license, once on Dec. 17, 2009 and again on June 21, 2010.

Court records also show Finley currently has an open criminal traffic case for driving without a license on March 16.

Attorney Huntley Johnson is representing Finley in the open criminal traffic case from March.

Finley’s arrest marks the seventh arrest since new head coach Will Muschamp took over the program in December. He is the sixth player to be arrested.

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UPDATE: Sept. 13, 11 a.m. ET – Florida backup weakside linebacker Dee Finley was arrested and booked into the Alachua County Jail at 4:09 p.m., charged with third-degree felony resisting arrest with violence and driving with a suspended license.

Finley, a redshirt sophomore, was being held in custody at the Alachua County Jail Monday evening. Bond had not been set.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday morning that the State Attorney’s office had reduced Finley’s charge to misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence.

According to a report in the Independent Florida Alligator, Finley drove his scooter around a barricade at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and a University Police Department officer pulled him over. Finley refused to give the officer his license and registration and attempted to pull away on his scooter.

The officer grabbed his wrist and pulled his Taser on Finley, ordering him to put his hands behind his back, the Alligator reported.

A call to a UPD spokesman to confirm details of the arrest was not immediately returned.

Alachua County court records show Finley has twice been charged with unknowingly driving with a suspended license, once on Dec. 17, 2009 and again on June 21, 2010.

Court records also show Finley currently has an open criminal traffic case for driving without a license on March 16.

Attorney Huntley Johnson is representing Finley in the open criminal traffic case from March.

Finley’s arrest marks the seventh arrest since new head coach Will Muschamp took over the program in December. He is the sixth player to be arrested.

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