Melvin Scott charged with assault

<b>May 2, 3:17 p.m.</b> -- North Carolina freshman guard Melvin Scott was charged this morning with assault.

According to the arrest report, filed by the city police department at 9:11 a.m. today, Scott has been charged with one misdemeanor count of assault of a female.

The alleged incident reportedly took place at 159 1/2 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill at 1:38 a.m. today. That address is the location of the Players dance club.

"The athletic director and I are aware of the situation," head coach Matt Doherty said in a statement this afternoon. "I have spoken to Melvin and he has told me a different version of the events. We take this seriously and will look into the matter completely. We will continue to monitor the situation as it proceeds through proper legal channels."

The complainant reported the incident this morning and Scott was brought in for photos and fingerprints. According to the arrest report, the assault involved "personal weapons (hands, feet)" and that the "suspect struck victim and left the scene."

The bond was a written promise, with no monetary amount attached. He will appear in court, though a trial date will not be available until tomorrow.

Scott, a Baltimore, Md. native, averaged 6.2 points and 2.0 assists, appearing in all 28 games last season.


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