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GRU Athlete Arrested at Frat Party in Augusta


GRU basketball player Devon Wright-Nelson was arrested at a weekend fraternity party on Broad Street in Augusta.

Wright-Nelson, 21, is accused of continuing to fight an individual after being told by a deputy to stop multiple times, according to a “disorderly conduct” citation obtained by The Jail Report.

A second individual, 25-year-old Andrew Jenkins II of Martinez, was also arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday in the fight. Jenkins continued to disrupt a deputy while the officer was trying to break up a “large fight” at 710 Broad Street, a citation says.

Wright-Nelson was named 2012 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

GRU Augusta Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday afternoon the suspension of junior forward Devon Wright-Nelson for the first three games of the 2013-14 regular season.

Metress indicated the suspension was for Wright-Nelson’s failure to adhere to the standards of the program. Wright-Nelson will miss this weekend’s season-opening tournament as well as the Jags’ first road game of the year.

“We have certain expectations within our program that everyone associated with our program has to meet on a daily basis,” Metress said.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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