Just as the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker was halfway to double digits, it’s time to reset the thing back to double zeroes.
The latest to trigger a resetting is Davonte Spruill, an 18-year-old linebacker at East Carolina who was arrested Tuesday and charged following a convoluted series of events that was apparently set in motion by a drug deal gone bad. Spruill and two other 18-year-old males, Bryant Robinson and Rashad Pinner, have been charged with felony second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor simple assault.
As to how Spruill got to this point, which police have described as a complex situation, is detailed by WITN-TV:
Lt. Chris Sutton says the series of events started late Sunday when three students gave cash to Bryant Robinson to buy marijuana. However, Sutton says Robinson pocketed the cash instead of buying drugs for the students. The students sought revenge, Sutton says, and took items from Robinson’s room in Jones Hall. They sent Robinson pictures of the things they stole, telling Robinson they would return his belongings if he returned their money.
Sutton says Robinson enlisted Spruill and Pinner to join him in confronting one of the students who tried to buy the drugs. A fight broke out in Jones Hall, and the student that Robinson, Spruill and Pinner went to confront was assaulted. After that, Robinson, Spruill and Pinner took the victim to another dorm where they forced the first victim to assault one of the people who was involved in stealing things from Robinson’s room. That student ended up going to the hospital to be checked out for minor injuries.
Spruill never played in a game for the Pirates, and likely never will as he was dismissed by the football program shortly after his arrest.
(Photo credit: ECU athletics)