Judge sets June hearing for former YSU basketball standout Cohill
Another hearing is scheduled in Youngstown Municipal Court next month for former YSU basketball standout Dwayne Cohill.
The 23-year-old was in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct filed by campus police last month.
Cohill was arrested on April 14 by campus police investigating a disturbance reported at the University Edge apartment complex.
Cohill, who helped lead the YSU Basketball team to the Penguin’s best season in history, allegedly approached the officer rapidly with a cell phone in his left hand and an open bottle of vodka in his right hand, coming within inches of the officer.
The report said that Cohill directed several profanities at the officer. According to the report, Cohill continued to taunt police as a second officer told him to calm down.
When police told Cohill he was under arrest, he allegedly struggled with officers.
Cohill was transported to YSU Police Station over concerns over escalating tensions with the crowd outside the complex.
When he was taken to the county jail, police say Cohill kicked a door. He was released from jail after a video court arraignment.
His next court appearance is scheduled for June 26.
Scoring 611 points in this past season, Cohill was part of a team that won its first Horizon League championship and earned the first league tournament No. 1 seed in program history after posting a school-record 15-5 league record.
The Penguins tied a school record with 24 wins and finished the campaign with an overall record of 24-10.