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UNH's DeSmith Arrested, Suspended After Assault

CHN Staff Report

DURHAM, N.H. — New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith has been suspended from the team indefinitely, pending an investigation into an arrest this past weekend. DeSmith reportedly assaulted a female victim and resisted arrest once he was located by police.

According to The Foster's Daily Democrat, a female victim called police at 12:59 a.m. on Aug. 31 to report she had been assaulted. The victim said that DeSmith assaulted her.

As officers attempted to place DeSmith under arrest, he resisted, and needed to be wrestled to the ground, according to the report.

DeSmith was taken to Strafford County Jail and released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail; he was charged with one count of simple assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Justin Long, the hockey beat reporter for The New Hampshire, UNH's student newspaper, contact Durham police and tweeted that the victim was "thrown to the ground, jumped upon and was repeatedly punched and spat on." Long also tweeted that DeSmith "appeared intoxicated."

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