Trail date set for Singletary

Brock Harrington

Kent State men’s basketball player Chris Singletary, who faces resisting arrest and unlawful noise charges, will appear in the Kent Municipal Court Nov. 6 for a hearing on a motion to suppress.

The court date was scheduled yesterday morning at the pretrial hearing at the Kent Municipal Court.

Singletary was arrested at 12:03 a.m. Aug. 31 after being warned by Kent police officers about the noise stemming from a party earlier that night.

According to police reports, officers returned to Singletary’s neighborhood and the noise could still be heard coming from Singletary’s duplex on Olympus Drive. When officers attempted to arrest Singletary, he became uncooperative, which resulted in the resisting arrest charge.

A motion to suppress is when a defendant attempts to have evidence thrown out of court due to their constitutional rights being violated. These motions often involve issues of search and seizure.

Singletary’s attorney, Errol Can, could not be reached for comment yesterday afternoon.

The Aug. 31 arrest was Singletary’s second in 2008. The junior forward was arrested for driving under the influence in January. Singletary was placed on probation earlier this summer.

Singletary was suspended indefinitely days after his arrest. Although he is unable to participate in competition, he is still allowed to practice with the team.

“While we are disappointed with Chris’ actions over the weekend, he still has our support and is a valued member of our program,” Director of Athletics Laing Kennedy said in press release last month. “We believe that the suspension is a necessary step at this time until the issue is resolved by the judicial system.”

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