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Marsteller 'no longer associated' with Lock Haven wrestling

Chance Marsteller battled Isaiah Martinez in the finals of University Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki)

Chance Marsteller, undefeated four-time Pennsylvania high school state champ who had recently returned to his home state to wrestle at Lock Haven University after two years at Oklahoma State, is "no longer associated" with his new school's wrestling program after being arrested Thursday night, as new details about his arrest have emerged.

On Friday night, Lock Haven University Sports Information Director Douglas Spatafore wrote in an email to GameTimePA.com that Marsteller is no longer a member of the Lock Haven wrestling team. The university provided no further comment.

Chandler Shane "Chance" Marsteller, 21, was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct/fighting, six counts of recklessly endangering another, six counts of simple assault and one count of open lewdness for incidents which allegedly occurred on the LHU campus and the emergency room at Lock Haven Hospital overnight Thursday. Marsteller is currently being held at Clinton County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.

The Lock Haven police affidavit of probable cause provided new details on two separate incidents involving Marsteller on campus and at the hospital.

The city police criminal complaint says the first incident occurred at 11:35 p.m. Thursday when Marsteller was observed by others allegedly running door to door at an apartment complex for students, knocking on doors while naked, The Record of Clinton County reported Saturday.

Police responded, stating that Marsteller began to argue with them about obtaining his identification. According to the police report, officers handcuffed the wrestler and placed a towel around him.

Marsteller was placed in a police car to take him to the county jail. However, according to the police report, he allegedly engaged "in threatening officers and screaming obscenities" and repeatedly slammed his head against the partition separating the front and rear seats of the car. The report goes on to state that officers had to resort to pepper spray to "successfully get him to cease harming himself." After that police said they took Marsteller to the Lock Haven Hospital emergency room to "detoxify him."

The police report goes on to state that Marsteller tried to lunge at an emergency room staffer but was stopped by police.

Two city police officers attempted to restrain Marsteller on the floor, with the wrestler allegedly refusing to be held while "kicking, elbowing, biting, head-butting, splitting blood." An LHU police officer and two state troopers were summoned to lend assistance. During the altercation, city police said, the "ER staff did inject Marsteller with several doses of tranquilizing agent. Marsteller did continue to violently resist until those drugs took full effect at approximately 1 a.m." The Record continued.

A four-time PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) wrestling champ, Marsteller compiled a perfect 166-0 record at Kennard Dale High School. The highly-recruited wrestler had originally committed to Penn State before switching to Oklahoma State. However, Marsteller struggled in his second year with the Cowboys, and was suspended in January 2016 by head coach John Smith for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Marsteller later announced his plans to return to Pennsylvania to wrestle at Lock Haven.

Update -- Aug. 30: Chance Marsteller made bail and is now out of jail, having been held for approximately 24 hours, according to the York Dispatch. He is next due back in court for his preliminary hearing, which has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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Cradle2thegrave (1) about 2 years ago
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coolbeans (1) about 2 years ago
I would be lying if I didn't admit that I had done the exact same thing except for the door knocking when I was his age. Luckily I was not famous and just didn't get caught during most of my pranks.

Alcohol sometimes makes people do things that they would never have done otherwise. Hopefully we all learn very valuable lessons in life. The answers are never at the bottom of a bottle of booze. This story sounds like a young man having difficulty and frustration in finding his way or path.

Rest assured that this embarrassing event will come to pass. Best wishes in finding the right path and reestablishing the positive role model that Chance had been... there is a positive light at the end of the tunnel. God's greatest blessings to you on your sacred journey Chance!
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