Former Ferry standout Murray arrested in Alliance
ALLIANCE – Former Martins Ferry and Mt. Union running back Jeremy Murray, 21, was arrested and charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing and criminal mischief, both first-degree misdemeanors after an incident on the Mt. Union campus Sunday.
According to the police report and supplemental narrative obtained by The Times Leader, Murray and his girlfriend had been arguing at her dorm room in Shields Hall when allegedly he told the woman of his “intention to retrieve a gun from his car, return to campus and kill people.”
The female complaintant told other students about Murray’s intention.
Police arrived on the scene and Murray granted a search of his vehicle and dorm room, in addition to admission, revealed he had no weapon.
Police also said Murray threatened to kill a fellow student, who came to the female’s aid. As Murray was leaving the dorm, he “punched a double paned window causing it to shatter.” Murray was treated for a laceration to his hand at the Alliance Community Hospital emergency room.
Murray was booked into the Stark County Jail appeared in Alliance Municipal Court this afternoon for his initial arraignment. The judge set his bond at $100,000. Murray, who is still in custody, is due back in court on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. for his preliminary hearing.
According to the report in the Alliance Review, Murray could face up to nine years in prison and $17,000 in fines should be convicted.
Murray hasn’t played for the nationally ranked Purple Raiders this season because he was ruled academically ineligible after the spring semester.