More details provided in arrests of Elston, Stringfellow

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

Details of a late-night fight involving two Ole Miss football players on the Square were made available Friday by the Oxford Police Department.

The incident/arrest report involving safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow provides more a few more items on the incident that was officially reported just after midnight on Thursday morning.

In the report on Elston, who is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, OPD officer Chad Carwile says he was on foot patrol near the Lyric, at the corner of 11th Street and Van Buren, when he noticed a black male strike another black male. Elston was later identified as the black male that struck the other male, according to the report.

Carwile said while trying to stop the fight, Elston ran. After a brief pursuit, Elston, 20, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct failure to comply and resisting arrest.

Another officer, Hunter Applewhite, reports he was assisting Carwile with the fight. Applewhite helped Carwile in the pursuit and Stringfellow, according to the report, refused to follow the orders of the officers and leave the area. Stringfellow, 20, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct–failure to comply.

Both were transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center, arriving at 12:10 Thursday morning. Both were still in the LCDC 12 hours later waiting to be released or bonded out.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday that the incident was being looked into. No other information was provided.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Henry Gantz

    “Chad Carwile says he was on football patrol” … Say what? Does this mean he was out looking for football players? I’m not dismissing what happened or saying they didn’t deserve arrest, but the OPD now has “football patrol?” Surely you misquoted.

  • Johann S Bach

    Sounds like OPD is targeting football players. They have a problem.

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