NC State RB hits pedestrian with scooter

Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE
Photo: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

*UPDATE 5:45 p.m. – ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the program.*

Shadrach Thornton, NC State’s second leading rusher, was charged with failure to stop and render aid and failure to provide information on Tuesday night, according to

Raleigh police said Thornton was driving a scooter that hit a man near the intersection of Avent Ferry Road and Western Boulevard at about 9:15 p.m. The man was not seriously injured, police said.

Police found Thornton, 22, in his apartment at the College Inn Residence Hall nearby. They charged him with failure to stop and render aid and failure to provide information.

The charge marks Thornton’s third brush with the law.

In the summer of 2013, he was charged with assaulting a female after witnesses alleged he and his girlfriend were involved in a physical altercation in the D.H. Hill Library. Thornton was given a deferred prosecution ruling in that case so he could undergo monitored counseling.

About six months later, Thornton was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police, investigating another case, smelled pot outside his College Inn apartment door. Those charges were voluntarily dismissed.

On the season, Thornton has 30 rushes for 203 yards, an average of 6.8 yards per carry. He has also rushed for three touchdowns. The senior has rushed for 2,572 yards and 19 touchdowns in his career.

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