Carl Douglas Walrath
December 23, 2013
This is a story reported first by CBS19 and newsplex.com.
A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player is facing a felony assault charge and three misdemeanors following a November fight on the Corner.
Police arrested 21-year-old Carl Walrath, a midfielder on the men's lacrosse team, in the early morning on Nov. 24. In addition to the felony charge of assaulting a police officer, he also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Police say as many as 10 people were involved in a fight around 2 a.m. on Nov. 24. Officers approached the group on the 1400 block of University Avenue on the Corner and ordered them to stop.
Walrath was the lone member of the group who did not calm down, police said. A police spokesman said when officers went to arrest him, Walrath punched one officer in the face and fled on foot.
He was later picked up near 13th and Wertland streets. The officer was not seriously injured.
Walrath is out on $2,500 bond and is due in court in January.
UVa. would not comment on the charges.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus