Lancer football player is back on the field after being arrested before Saturday’s game on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a local Pasadena man.
Wide receiver Nathaniel Degraffinreaidt, 20, was taken into custody and booked along with Pasadena resident Taije Glenn-Ackles, 25, on suspicion of armed robbery and assault, police said.
According to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors intend to charge Degraffinreaidt but those charges have not yet been filed. Citing insufficient evidence, Santiago said that Glen-Ackles will not be charged. A second student was also arrested but released the next day with all charges being dropped.
The alleged incident took place on Sept. 14 in the 300 block of South Sierra Madre Boulevard where police responded to a report of a 20-year-old assault victim, Pasadena Police Lt. Mark Goodman said. The victim was transported to the hospital and questioned by detectives, who learned he had also been robbed.
Citing an ongoing investigation, coaches and administrators would not say whether Degraffinreaidt would face any discipline related to the arrests. They were each seen on the field practicing Tuesday afternoon.
“As a result of an ongoing Pasadena Police Department investigation, the college can not comment on this matter,” said Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien in a statement.
Degraffinreaidt and football coach Thom Kaumeyer both declined to comment.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Degraffinreaidt posted bond and was released Sunday night and Glen-Ackles is still in custody.
Story updated on Wednesday, March 7, 2017 to remove the name of the second student arrested due to the charges being dropped.
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