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N.C. State's Grundy Arrested, Charged With Assault

Posted January 26, 2001

— N.C. State basketball's leading scorer and starting guard Anthony Grundy was arrested early Saturday and charged with simple assault on a female in Raleigh.

Raleigh police responded to an Avent Ferry Rd. apartment around 6:45 p.m. Friday, after they got a call that a woman had been assaulted. Michael Singer was leaving his nearby apartment at the time.

"I saw a young lady," he says. "She walked out on her own power, but she had her pants leg rolled up. It looked to be a bandage or something on her leg."

Grundy, 21, was arrested around 3 a.m. Saturday, and charged with misdemeanor assault. Police said the woman, Makazi Mtingwa, 20, of Greensboro, told them Grundy assaulted her. They say the two knew each other.

Mtingwa was treated at Rex Hospital in Raleigh for minor injuries.

N.C. State basketball coach Herb Sendek says Grundy told him he was innocent. Sendek will allow Grundy to play in Sunday's game against Carolina.

Saturday's arrest is not the first time Anthony Grundy has been investigated for assault. A criminal summons for simple assault was filed in May 1999, but the charge was dismissed.

Grundy makes his first court appearance Monday. From staff and wire reports


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