Navy Player Charged With Assault, Reckless Endangerment
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Navy junior midfielder Gabriel Voumard has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment after an incident with a taxi driver early Sunday morning, according to multiple news outlets.
The Naval Academy has suspended Voumard indefinitely, but he will continue to attend classes while the matter is investigated. He was the recipient of the Lt. J.G. Donald MacLaughlin Award, presented to Navy's outstanding midfielder, as a sophomore. This spring, Voumard is tied for second on the team with 23 points and fourth with 15 goals. He was named first-team All-Patriot League on Monday.
According to WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Voumard and another unidentified person were picked up by a La Union Taxi at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday for a ride to their home. After entering the home to retrieve money to pay for the fare, Voumard returned with $17, seven short of the $24 fare. When told that wasn't enough, Voumard returned to the home and came out moments later with a knife.
The driver rolled up the windows and called 911 when the "heavily intoxicated" Voumard, according to police, returned to the home. Police found a silver butter knife on top of the vehicle and placed Voumard under arrest.
In addition to the charges he faces, Voumard also is subject to disciplinary action through the Midshipmen Conduct System on campus.
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