Police Arrest College Basketball Star after Large Weekend Party

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

HARRISONBURG -- Rayshawn Goins, a James Madison University basketball star, is facing two misdemeanor charges from an incident this weekend.

Police officers responded to a call of a large party on the 800 block of Port Republic Road on Sunday at 12:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, private security personnel said the party was too big. Officers asked everyone to leave. According to police, as the officers attempted to disperse more than 200 people from the party, Goins began yelling obscenities at the officers and enticing the crowd. Officers asked him to leave several times and he was taken away by friends.

Because police knew who Goins was and officers were concerned for the safety of the public if the crowd turned riotous, they decided not to arrest Goins at that time.

Later Sunday evening, the Harrisonburg Police Department charged Goins with disorderly conduct and knowingly attempting to intimidate or impede law-enforcement. Both are misdemeanors.

Goins will be suspended for the first half of the NCAA tournament game on Wednesday.

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