YSU basketball standout Cohill sentenced on reduced charge
Former YSU basketball standout Dwayne Cohill has been sentenced and fined after being convicted of a charge reduced from the original charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Cohill, 23, appeared in Youngstown Municipal Court on Monday where he pleaded no contest to one count of disorderly conduct. A judge found him guilty of that charge and fined him $150.
YSU campus police arrested Cohill following an April 14 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.
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.