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Photo by Wes Johnson | Police cars line up outside the 315 Exchange in Troy just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday after reports of shots fired.
Photo by Wes Johnson | Police cars line up outside the 315 Exchange in Troy just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday after reports of shots fired.

Pair of athletes arrested during incident at local bar

Published 1:05pm Sunday, May 5, 2013

Troy police responded to reported shots fired at 315 Exchange on Three Notch Street early Saturday morning. Troy football player Jadarius Garner and women’s basketball player Brooke Bowie were arrested for disorderly conduct. Both students have been suspended by the Troy University pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Multiple Troy police units arrived about 2:20 a.m. to find a large crowd in the parking lot of the establishment.

While the incident is still under investigation, Troy University Director of Athletics John Hartwell released the following statement on Sunday:

“We are aware of an incident that happened off-campus early Saturday morning and as a result we have suspended football student-athlete Jadarius Garner and women’s basketball student-athlete Brooke Bowie indefinitely. The University will continue to gather information about what happened and we will act accordingly as a result of the outcome of the investigation.”

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing between 3-5 gunshots. Once police arrived, bystanders reported one male was tasered in an attempt to restore order. It is unclear if the man tased was Garner. Police have not commented on whether anyone was actually tasered at the scene.

Garner, a Clarksdale, Miss. native,  is entering his sophomore season as a defensive lineman with the football program. He did not record any stats last season.

Bowie is a rising senior guard for the women’s basketball program. She averaged 4.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 14.4 minutes per game last season.

On April 11, a non-scholarship athlete was suspended after a pair of on-campus fights.

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