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Florida freshman and Boynton Beach High alum Jessamen Dunker arrested, charged with grand theft

Florida freshman offensive lineman and Boyton Beach High alum Jessamen Dunker was arrested Wednesday morning in Gainesville for driving a scooter that was reported as stolen.

Dunker is being charged with grand theft, a third-degree felony, and knowingly driving with a suspended license, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to University Police.

Dunker was pulled over around 9:30 a.m. near the south end zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for following too closely and driving a moped without a license plate. After stopping Dunker, police discovered the moped had earlier been reported as stolen. Dunker, who admitted he knew that his license was suspended, said he did not know the moped was stolen, according to UPD.

The arrest was first reported by Thomas Goldkamp of 247sports.com. An official arrest report will not be available until Thursday, police said. Dunker is being held at Alachua County Jail and bond has not yet been set.

A university spokesman confirmed coach Will Muschamp is aware of the arrest, but said Muschamp is on the road recruiting was not immediately available for comment.

Dunker becomes the 12th player arrested or cited and the 15th total incident since Muschamp took over the Florida program in December 2010. A four-star recruit and the fifth-ranked guard in the country out of Boynton Beach High, according to Rivals.com, Dunker, 6-6, 315, redshirted in 2012 but was expected to compete for a starting spot in 2013.

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