Bennett pleads guilty to South Side charges, will pay fine

Hannah Smith, News Editor

RMU basketball forward Stephan Bennett has pled guilty to a summary of charges after his arrest in the South Side  that occurred near Mario’s bar on Mar. 8.

According to the criminal complaint, the arrest occurred after he failed to cooperate with the police and pushed an officer while they were arresting his girlfriend.

The charges of public drunkenness and similar misconduct, along with disorderly conduct have been moved to non-traffic violations. The charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, failure to disperse and another account of disorderly conduct have been withdrawn.

Bennett has been ordered to pay a fine.  There has been no word yet on the status of his suspension from the basketball team.