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Mizzou basketball player arrested twice in one day

By Austin Kim, Sports Director, austin.kim@kmiz.com
Published On: Apr 03 2014 05:31:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 04 2014 09:36:28 PM CDT
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Suspended Mizzou basketball player Zach Price was arrested again by Columbia Police Thursday afternoon, as confirmed by the department's public information officer. This is Price's second arrest of the day. He was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of third degree assault and domestic assault of the third degree.

Friday afternoon, police records show Price was involved in a "road rage incident" with his roommate ramming his car into his three times.

His roommate with the initials "E.R." is known to be former Missouri basketball player Earnest Ross.

Police documents show three witnesses saw the alleged "road rage incident."

Columbia Police say they were initially called on Wednesday when a male and a female say they were vehicle was allegedly struck twice by Price's vehicle. The incident happened around Bethal Church Road and Route K.

According to the Columbia Police release, the investigating officer was still looking into the matter until his shift ended on Wednesday. The release states the investigating officer was not able to follow up afterward, and another officer took over looking into the incident. That officer then arrested Price Thursday afternoon. Columbia Police confirm Price was arrested at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Price's afternoon arrest was for second degree assault and domestic assault in the third degree.

A Missouri basketball spokesperson told ABC 17 the program is still gathering more information after Price's arrests. He remains suspended from team activities.

Price's first arrest stemmed from an alleged dispute Thursday morning. According to records, Price got into an fight with his male roommate and a female acquaintance shortly after 1:00 a.m.

Records say Price blocked his roommate's car with his own vehicle. He reportedly assaulted the male victim. When the female acquaintance tried to calm Price down, the Missouri player allegedly threw the victim to the ground. Records also say both victims had minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Third degree assault is listed as a misdemeanor under Missouri law.

Price's arrests mark the fourth arrest in three weeks for the program. Shane Rector and Wes Clark were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Missouri head coach Frank Haith discussed Price's first incident early Thursday afternoon during a season-wrap up with the media. Haith said he is disappointed in the forward's actions.

"That's not the Mizzou way," Haith said when asked about the recent string of off-court issues before Price's second arrest. "As the leader of this program, I take full responsibility. We got to fix it."

Price transferred to Mizzou from Louisville. The 6-10, 250 pound forward sat out this season per NCAA transfer rules.

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