Maryland Terrapins sophomore running back Wes Brown was reportedly arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault, theft under $1,000, and illegal use of wiretapping.
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University of Maryland police spokesperson Sgt. Aaron Davis said College Park police received a call from the Baltimore Police Department, asking for help in locating Brown. Davis said they found Brown Wednesday night on Knox Road, and said Brown assaulted a police officer before running away. Davis also said the wiretapping charge came from recording police officers with his cell phone without their knowledge.
The 20-year-old was released on $7,500 bail shortly following his arrest.
The state is still deciding if they have enough evidence to prove the wiretapping charge. If convicted, the crime would go down as a felony on Brown's record.
Brown has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 31.
The university athletic department released a statement on the matter stating that they were "extremely concerned" of the arrest and have suspended Brown from all athletic-related activities indefinitely.
Brown, a former four-star prospect, was the second-leading rusher for Maryland last season after racking up 382 yards on 90 carries.