Mizzou gymnast Morgan Porter suspended after arrest

2 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, August 31 2016 Aug 31, 2016 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:40:00 PM CDT August 31, 2016 in Sports
By: Jared Koller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Mizzou gymnast Morgan Porter suspended after arrest

Missouri announced the suspension of sophomore gymnast Morgan Porter Tuesday, after she was arrested by the university's police department for fraudulent use of a credit or debit device.

Porter was booked at Boone County Jail at 10:59 p.m., and released less than an hour later on bond. MUPD identified Porter as a suspect for an alleged fraud incident on June 8 at an off campus location.

Porter, 19, is from Overland, and coming off an SEC freshman gymnast of the year season. She qualified for the NCAA championships last year, where she finished 23rd. Porter was also names to the SEC All-Freshman team.

Fraudulent use of a credit or debit device is a Class A misdemeanor in Missouri, unless the value exceeds $750. According to MU Police, the alleged fraud in this case was for more than $500.

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