Quincy University Basketball Player Sentenced
A Quincy University basketball player has been sentenced to a year of probation on reduced charges linked to his alleged attempt to steal alcohol from a Walmart store.
The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that 21-year-old Scott Bruxvoort of Mitchellville, Iowa also was assessed roughly $2,100 in fines and court costs during his Adams County sentencing hearing Wednesday.
Bruxvoort also must perform 50 hours of community service, and a 30-day jail term has been deferred.
Bruxvoort pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor battery and theft charges related to an April confrontation with a Wal-Mart security officer.
Police say Bruxvoort grabbed the Wal-Mart worker while trying to flee the store with alcohol.
His basketball coach, Marty Bell, says Bruxvoort will serve a five-game suspension at the start of the coming season.