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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:57am

Football Players Charged With Theft

Updated: 2 years ago.
Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said he could not discuss the details because of the ongoing investigation. (photo courtesy of Dan X. O'Neil via Flickr)

Five Mars Hill football players, including two from Georgia, are among seven students charged with theft in Bryson City.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the players and other Mars Hill students are charged with misdemeanor larceny for an incident Sept. 29.

Investigators say the players were in Bryson City for a party and are accused of stealing beer from a man.

Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said he could not discuss the details because of the ongoing investigation.

The players are 19-year-old Trey Kristen Clark of Asheville; 21-year-old Donald Neal Dwyer Jr., of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 23-year-old Sammy Darrell Siasia of Marietta, Ga.; 20-year-old Johnell Tate Jr., of Orlando, Fla.; and 20-year-old Lamarcus Jamel Thicklin of Townsville.

Mars Hill spokesman Mike Thornhill did not disclose the players' status.

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