QU basketball player makes first court appearance

Posted: Apr. 29, 2014 7:53 am Updated: May. 20, 2014 9:14 am

Quincy University men's basketball player Scott Bruxvoort made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

Bruxvoort was charged with felony aggravated battery in a public place and a misdemeanor retail theft charge as the result of his Friday arrest at Wal-Mart. If convicted, Bruxvoort faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the felony charge and 365 days in the Adams County Jail on the misdemeanor charge.

Quincy police said Bruxvoort, 20, pushed a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer as he was trying to leave the business with alcohol that he had not purchased. Bruxvoort posted $500 bond after spending the weekend in jail.

He has hired Riff Scholz to represent him. Bruxvoort's next court appearance is scheduled for May 7.

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