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Marsteller released on $50K bail

Sean Philip Cotter
505-5437/@SPCotterYD

Former Kennard-Dale star wrestler Chance Marsteller has made bail and been released from jail, where he spent a day on charges that he exposed himself in public and then assaulted police officers.

Chandler Shane "Chance" Marsteller, 21, of 533 Marsteller Road in Hopewell Township, is charged in Clinton County with six counts of aggravated assault, a first-degree felony, six more counts each of misdemeanor simple assault and reckless endangerment, two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of misdemeanor open lewdness, according to online court records.

He spent a little more than 24 hours in the Clinton County Correctional Facility from Friday to Saturday, at which point he made his $50,000 monetary bail. While he was at the jail, he was arraigned on those charges by video, according to the correctional facility.

Marsteller is next due back in court for his preliminary hearing, which has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The charges stem from an incident that started at Lock Haven University, where Marsteller was due to start his first year after spending two years at Oklahoma State University, where he wrestled until he was suspended from the team. Following this week's charges, Marsteller is "no longer associated with" Lock Haven University's wrestling program, university spokesman Rodney Jenkins wrote in an email Saturday.

Chance Marsteller

The incident: Around 11:35 p.m. Thursday, police were called to Evergreen Commons, one of Lock Haven University's off-campus living sites for students, for reports that a naked man was banging on people's doors, according to a Lock Haven City Police report.

Police: Chance Marsteller exposed self, attacked officers

When officers got there, they found the man they'd later identify as Marsteller, clad only in a towel — which he then took off, exposing his genitals to police, according to the report.

Officers took him into custody and began driving him to the county jail, according to police. When he was in the back of the police cruiser, according to the report, he began slamming his head against the partition so much that the officers pepper sprayed him to make him stop.

Chance Marsteller is seen here during his stellar wrestling career at Kennard-Dale.

Police took him to Lock Haven Hospital, where he had to be restrained and sedated, according to police, but not before he allegedly lunged at a nurse, assaulted police and spat blood in an officer's face.

One officer suffered a minor injury, according to police.

The university is considering what to do about Marsteller's enrollment status at the school, according to Jenkins.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.