UT's Winchester arrested

Vol basketball player <!--Default NodeId For John Winchester is 445155,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:445155]>John Winchester</A> was arrested by Knoxville police late Wednesday night and charged with disorderly conduct.

According to a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by Rocky Top News, trooper Matt Fagiana responded to a call of a disturbance at 2001 Cumberland Avenue shortly before midnight. Concluding that Winchester was making ''unreasonable noise,'' Fagiana attempted to arrest him. Winchester allegedly ''took a fighting stance and refused to comply with verbal commands.''

According to the arrest warrant, Officer Fagiana then attempt to handcuff Winchester, who ''continued to jerk away and resist.''

Bond was set at $2,000.

A native of Stamford, Conn., Winchester played sparingly as a freshman guard last winter. He was expected to challenge for a starting job in 2003-04.

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