St. Bonaventure Players Arrested (Video)

April 10, 2010

Have you heard the latest news about four basketball player from St. Bonaventure who were arrested? Why? Who are they? All the answers to your questions are here; keep reading to know them, plus take a look at the videos below.

St. Bonaventure junior students and guards of the basketball squad, Lewis Leonard (22) and Malcolm Eleby (20), along with two other junior and sophomore and forwards at the squad Da’Quan Cook (22) and freshman Brett Roseboro (18) have been charged with disorderly behavior and harassment (individuals charged with this violation are hardly sentenced to jail since they are not serious felonies) after an incident that happened around 3:00 a.m on March 21st. investigations began after the incident occurred.

It’s still an open investigation, and further arrests are pending," Said State Police Senior Investigator Brian J. Ratajczak.

The student who got into a fight with St. Bonaventure and was later stabbed, apparently with a screwdriver, are from Jamestown Community College and also are part of the basketball Olean squad at Jamestown. They were identified as Rameek Boyd and 20 years old and 20 years old James Chatmon, and were released from the squad for academic issues. It was rumored that the boys were at a local bar when they got into a discussion, the bar staff asked them to leave, so they took their fight into a town house of one of the students in St. Bonaventure. After they were stabbed they were taken to Olean General Hospital were they ere treated and later released. It is possible that more students were involved at this moment that are of mention of other student’s names.

It still uncertain if this case could be taken in the Cattaraugus County Grand Jury’s hands, but the college as well as the Basketball team could take some sort of disciplinary action on them.

"We’re glad that we seem to be coming to some resolution now, Coach Mark Schmidt is on the road recruiting, but we’ve been in contact quite a bit, and we’re taking this very seriously. We have high expectations for all of our student-athletes, and we’ll hold them accountable for their actions. In saying that, even though four of our student-athletes were issued a court summons after being drawn into a fight on our campus, we’re not going to proceed as a university or as an athletic department until the legal process has concluded."  Said St. Bonaventure Athletic Director Steve Watson.

It was informed the Brian O’Connell Attorney of the students at St. Bonaventure that they will be returning to the Town Of Allegany Court  on Monday and on Thursday they will be at the police barracks to received their sentence, but attorney O’Connell has previous appointments that can  be reschedule so the students will have to present at court until May 10th.

“There were no formal arrests for any criminal charges with respect to this matter, These charges are violation level, they are not misdemeanor charges or felonies, and they are not considered crimes in the state of New York. They are violations. We’re still investigating [the case] at this point in time, we’ll appear on the 10th, and maybe we’ll have a resolution at that time, but we’re unsure at this point."Sais Brian O’Connell.

Take a look at some of the videos below that cover the news bout the St. Bonaventure stab arrest.


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