Charges Pending for MU Football Player

6 years 6 months 1 week ago Friday, January 24 2014 Jan 24, 2014 Friday, January 24, 2014 12:24:00 PM CST January 24, 2014 in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Charges are pending for the University of Missouri football player arrested Thursday night in Boone County.

University of Missouri Police officers arrested wide receiver Levi Copelin around 10 p.m., several hours after an incident at the university's student union.

MUPD said it received a call from the student ID office staff around 4 p.m.

Captain Brian Weimer said the redshirt freshman came to the office to replace his student identification card, when he was notified there was a hold on his account. Captain Weimer said this aggravated Copelin and led him to make threatening remarks against the staff. MUPD said it received the call from an ID card staff member after Copelin left the office Thursday afternoon.

Captain Weimer said it took several hours to reach Copelin, but when officers did, Weimer said Copelin came to the station voluntarily. Officers arrested him for disturbing the peace.

Officers took Copelin to the Boone County jail. He posted bail and was released.

The Missouri Athletic Department responded to the arrest Friday. Spokeserson Chad Moller told KOMU 8 News,"...we are aware of the situation and we deal with disciplinary issues internally."

Copelin's most notable play of the 2013 season was a blocked a punt during the Mizzou's 48-17 win at Kentucky.

Copelin is the second member of the Mizzou football team arrested this month. Springfield Police arrested Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham Jan. 11 for suspicion of drug activity. Both men were also arrested in 2012 for marijuana possession.

 

More News

Grid
List
(CNN) -- The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in July, a sharp slowdown from June and a small... More >>
21 minutes ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 8:07:00 AM CDT August 07, 2020 in News
MEXICO - Mexico resident Javone L Hornbeak, 18, turned himself in to the Mexico Public Safety Department on Thursday, August... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 7:12:00 AM CDT August 07, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, August 07 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Friday, August 07, 2020 5:51:00 AM CDT August 07, 2020 in News
ST LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals are set to face the Chicago Cubs Friday after a COVID-19 outbreak among... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:28:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in Top Stories
Not only is there a global pandemic in the year 2020, we’ve also been dealing with a very active start... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 8:27:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in Weather
COLUMBIA - With just over two weeks until Mizzou's fall semester begins, KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with MU Health... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 6:57:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia will host a virtual information meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss new loan... More >>
14 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 6:03:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. This... More >>
14 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 5:30:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services director Stephanie Browning issued a new health order on Thursday. ... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 4:47:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — State and federal governments announced steps aimed at reining in violent crime in St. Louis Thursday, prompting... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 4:42:09 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — Back to school shopping? This weekend, sales tax won't apply. From Friday through Sunday, certain back to... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 3:52:22 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Missourians voted on Tuesday to pass Amendment 2, expanding Medicaid eligibility throughout the state. Joshua Dunne, chair... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 3:52:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - When COVID-19 began to shutdown mid-Missouri in March, many wondered how long the pandemic would last. Some... More >>
17 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:32:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Missourians who qualify under the newly expanded Medicaid qualifications will have to wait almost a year to... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:28:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 2:13:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
WASHINGTON — Sen. Josh Hawley's bill to ban TikTok on government devices passed the U.S. Senate unanimously on Thursday, according... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 12:51:00 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY —Four people have tested positive for COVID-19 following open testing at the Missouri Capitol. The state health... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 12:23:50 PM CDT August 06, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she's suffering from a "low-grade depression." The reasons? The pandemic, race relations... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, August 06 2020 Aug 6, 2020 Thursday, August 06, 2020 10:53:16 AM CDT August 06, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 68°
9am 73°
10am 76°
11am 78°
12pm 81°