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Posted at 3:52 PM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Statement from Harrisonburg police on incident involving Virginia football players

By Matt Bonesteel

Virginia football players Ausar Walcott, Devin Wallace and Mike Price have been suspended indefinitely for their role in an early-morning altercation in Harrisonburg, Va., on Jan. 30. They each face three misdemeanor charges of assault and battery by mob and one felony charge of burglary-entering a dwelling with the intent to commit an assault.

The full statement from the Harrisonburg Police Department is after the jump.

STATEMENT FROM HARRISONBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

"The Harrisonburg Police Department continues to investigate an assault that took place on Saturday, January 30 at 1:34 a.m.

Three male victims said they were assaulted by a group of unknown males, who entered an apartment in the 800 block of Port Republic Road. Two victims were taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. These victims have since been released.

At this point in the investigation, it appears as though a verbal altercation took place outside the apartment complex amongst several individuals prior to the assault. Through the investigation information was received that the offenders involved were students at the University of Virginia.

On Tuesday, February 8, warrants were obtained and three individuals cooperatively turned themselves in.

Devin Wallace, 20, of Charlottesville was charged with three counts of assault and battery by mob and burglary-entering a dwelling with the intent to commit an assault.

Mike Price, 20, of Charlottesville was charged with three counts of assault and battery by mob and burglary-entering a dwelling with the intent to commit an assault.

Ausar Walcott, 21, of Charlottesville was charged with three counts of assault and battery by mob and burglary-entering a dwelling with the intent to commit an assault.

The Harrisonburg Police Department has worked closely with the University of Virginia Administration and Athletic Department and received nothing but full cooperation and assistance.

This case has been turned over to the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution."

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 9, 2011; 3:52 PM ET
 
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