A senior Youngstown State University defensive back was taken to two Trumbull County courts on Tuesday for failing to show up to two court appearances, including one scheduled 13 months ago.
Dale Peterman, 22, who started 11 games last season as a YSU corner back, was apprehended Tuesday by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers during a warrant sweep in Youngstown and taken to Girard and Warren municipal courts to face charges.
He was released after posting $2,500 recognizance bond in Warren Municipal Court and a $7,500 bond in Girard Municipal Court.
Records say Peterman was scheduled to appear July 19, 2012 in Warren for a pretrial hearing on charges of possessing marijuana and traffic citations for speeding, driving under suspension and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Troopers said Peterman was pulled over for speeding at 2 a.m. May 12, 2012 on East Market Street near North Road. Troopers saw marijuana on Peterman’s lap and found a small amount of marijuana in a baggie inside a mason jar tucked in a backpack.
He originally pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Reports say Peterman was charged with driving under suspension Dec. 28 at the BP gas station in Liberty. The passenger in the car, Darrell Peterman, was charged with obstructing justice for arguing with officers who asked for his identification.
Police found a YSU identification card on Darrell Peterman, reports say.
Dale Peterman pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 8 arraignment on charges of driving under suspension and other traffic charges. He never showed up for a Feb. 13 pretrial hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Peterman started 11 games for the Penguins last season. He starred at Ursuline High School and was named First Team All-Ohio his senior season, when the Irish won a state championship.
He transferred to YSU after spending a year at George Military College and another year at City College of San Francisco.