By The Raleigh Telegram
GREENVILLE – A third East Carolina University student has now been arrested in just a few days, according to law enforcement officials.
According to the US Marshals Service, today, the Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested ECU basketball player Shamarr Bowden, age 22. The student athlete just completed his junior year of playing basketball at ECU.
The US Marshals Service said that Bowden was taken into custody without incident in the parking lot of the Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA at 1101 East Market Street in Greensoboro.
Bowden was wanted on two charges in New York, including criminal possession of a loaded weapon and prohibited use of a firearm. The charges were filed by the Rochester Police Department after an incident at a party, say police.
“These charges stemmed from a party over Easter weekend when Bowden allegedly brandished a .45 caliber handgun and fired several rounds into the air in Rochester, New York,” said the US Marshals Service. “Bowden was booked into the Guilford County Detention Center where he awaits his initial appearance.”
There was no official announcement regarding the arrest from the school posted on either the ECU main website or the school’s sports website, ECUPirates.com as of 7:00pm on Monday.
This is the third arrest of an ECU basketball player in recent days. According to news reports from Greensboro, two other players were arrested after an incident at a nightclub on Saturday night in Greensboro on Elm Street. Juniors Corvonn Gaines and Tylisman Armstrong were charged with public intoxication and resisting an officer in that case.
According to the statement to the media, the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. ::
Article Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2012.