N.C. State's Corey Lyons Arrested

Monday, February 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State linebacker Corey Lyons was charged with domestic violence while awaiting trial on a charge from last year of assaulting his girlfriend.

He is the third Wolfpack athlete to face a criminal charge this school year.

Police were called Saturday to an apartment shared by Lyons and a 21-year-old woman. Police said Lyons grabbed the woman's arm and threatened to hurt her, according to his arrest warrant.

The 20-year-old player was charged with assault and making threats, both misdemeanors. In May, Lyons was charged with misdemeanor assault of the same woman, according to court records.

He has a December trial date on that charge and a March 29 court date on the latest charges.

The player's lawyer, Woody Webb, disputed the recent charges and said Lyons would move in with his brother.

Because he was charged with domestic violence, Lyons was held in jail Sunday night until his court appearance Monday, when he was ordered released on $5,000 bail.

State law requires those charged with domestic violence to be held for 48 hours or until a judge sets bail.

David Horning, associate athletic director, said the school had no comment on Lyons. Disciplinary action could be taken if Lyons is convicted, he said.

Three weeks ago, basketball player Anthony Grundy was charged with misdemeanor assault on his girlfriend. He is accused of pushing her into a coffee table, cutting her leg.

In October, basketball player Damon Thornton was suspended from the team after an arrest. He later pleaded guilty to several automobile-related charges, including driving while impaired, and rejoined the team in December.