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Tuesday, 01 December 2009 13:38
A starting defensive lineman for the Bowling Green State University Falcon football team has been arrested for assault.
Kevin Alvarado, a sophomore from East Chicago, Ind., was taken into custody Monday and charged with assault in relation to an incident that occurred in November.
He was jailed Monday, and appeared in court Tuesday morning for a video arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty and was released on a personal recognizance bond with conditions that include he's not to cause, attempt or threaten harm to any person or property; and he is to have no contact with the victim until further order of the court. The case has been continued to pre-trial conference on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.
According to Bowling Green Police Lt. Ken Fortney, a female victim flagged down officers in city Lot 1, off Court Street, around 2 a.m. on Nov. 14 and stated an individual she identified as "Kevin" had assaulted her in an alleyway.
During the investigation, officers interviewed several witnesses, and conferred with the city prosecutor.
"Once they had all the facts, they conferred with the city prosecutor's office, and it was the prosecutor's office that said we should charge him with assault," Fortney explained.
The assault charge was filed Monday.
According to the lieutenant, Alvarado, 20, "knowingly caused harm to the victim by grabbing her arms, slamming her into a wall, and throwing her on to the ground." The victim, he said, suffered injuries to her face and wrist.
Alvarado, at 6 feet 2 inches and 274 pounds, is a redshirt sophomore on the Falcon team, and has started all 12 games this year and has recorded 28 tackles. He played 11 games last year.
A 2007 graduate of Portage High School in Indiana, he was a four-year honor roll student, graduated with an honors diploma, and was named to Who's Who Among High School Students National Honor Roll. At BGSU, he is majoring in sport management.
Dave Clawson, Falcon football coach, stated through the Director of Athletic Communications office: "We are aware an incident occurred that Kevin was involved in and are working with the Dean of Students and campus police. The conduct of our players and discipline in our program is extremely important on many different levels. We will continue to work with the authorities and evaluate the status of Kevin in our program."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 11:24

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