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Former women’s basketball player arrested

Abbie Michalek
Redshirt freshman guard Zoe Stewart defends an Indiana State player.

Former Murray State women’s basketball player Zoe Stewart was arrested early Thursday morning on assault charges.

Police were called about alleged domestic violence on Thursday, which resulted in Stewart being arrested and booked by the Murray Police Department at 2:32 a.m.

According to an arrest citation, police found a victim with multiple cuts and bruises on her face and neck, including a bruise on her left eye and cut on her neck. The victim also reported that Stewart had thrown the victim’s personal belongings. Stewart later admitted to this, as well as being angry at the start of the altercation.

Police also said Stewart smelled of alcohol and also had multiple cuts and bruises. Stewart said there had been altercations in the past where the victim had placed her hands on Stewart.

Stewart posted a $1,000 bond according to court records and is not allowed any contact with the victim. 

Stewart is transferring to Missouri State to continue her basketball career, the school announced on April 4th.

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Jakob Milani
Jakob Milani, Sports Editor
Jakob Milani is all about sports. He joined the staff of The Murray State News in 2020 as a sports writer, assigned to women's basketball, and by fall 2021 was named Sports Editor. He is a dedicated lover of all things Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears related, and loves to talk about all things sports. He is a co-host of "The Iron Grid" podcast with fellow sports writer Ronan Summers, and only ever watches ESPN in his down time. Aside from sports, Jakob also has a passion for music and baking. His favorite artists include Nirvana, Travis Scott, and Queen. His favorite item to bake is cheesecake.

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