September 20, 2013

Marquette Starter Arrested, Charged With Assault

by Sean Burns | | Twitter

Marquette men's lacrosse player Charley Gargano has been arrested and charged with substantial battery after hitting a campus safety officer, according to reports from the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel and

Gargano, 20, started 11 games for the Golden Eagles last spring in their first season as a varsity program. A defenseman, he is credited with 15 groundballs and six caused turnovers on the season. A native of Brightwaters, N.Y., Gargano was named Bay Shore High School's Most Valuable Player, according to his biography on the Marquette Lacrosse website.

According to the criminal complaint, Gargano attended a concert with friends on Saturday, September 14th, ingesting LSD while at the show. After returning to campus, he was spotted by campus security having an argument with a friend. After initially complying with officers' request to get on the ground, the complaint says that Gargano jumped to his feet and punched the officer, knocking her into a concrete planter.

The officer suffered a broken left orbital bone, nasal fracture and required eight stitches.

Gargano told officers that he has little memory of the evening and no memories of the incident.

If convicted of the charge, Gargano could face a maximum sentence of three years and six months in prison.

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