Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Two charged with shooting through wall
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Two Penn State football players face summary charges for shooting arrows through their dormitory wall during a party.
Scott Paxson and Tyler Reed, both regular starters last season, were charged with criminal mischief for the incident in the predawn hours of Jan. 29. No one was injured and property damage was estimated at $700, university police Supervisor Dwight Smith said.
Paxson, a defensive tackle, and Reed, a right guard, are accused of shooting graphite arrows at the apartment wall with a compound bow, commonly used for hunting. At least one arrow went partially through the wall into an adjoining apartment, Smith said.
Charges were not filed until Tuesday because police had to speak with several people present at the party and find out who shot the arrows.