Maryland running back Wes Brown arrested

Wes Brown Terps Maryland running back Wes Brown arrestedUniversity of Maryland running back Wes Brown was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault, theft under $1,000 and illegal use of wiretapping, according to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search.

Brown has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 31 at 8:45 a.m. ET in Upper Marlboro.

His bail has been set at at $2,500.

University of Maryland police spokesperson Sgt. Aaron Davis said College Park police received a call from the Baltimore Police Department asking for help tracking down Brown. Davis said they located Brown on Wednesday night on Knox Road, and added that Brown had assaulted a police officer before fleeing the scene.

Davis said the wiretapping charge was the result of Brown recording police officers with his cell phone without their knowledge.

Brown was the second-leading rusher for the Terrapins last season, finishing with 90 carries for 382 yards and two touchdowns.

Brown was released Friday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Upper Marlboro on July 31.

Maryland Athletics released the following statement on Friday: “We are extremely concerned that one of our student-athletes, Wes Brown, was arrested Wednesday evening. This is a matter that we take very seriously. We have been in contact with the local authorities and will continue to cooperate throughout the entire process. The University of Maryland has suspended Brown, and he is not permitted to participate in any athletic-related activities.”

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