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UMD’s Brown gets court date for June 18 bar incident

Minnesota-Duluth forward J.T. Brown, the rookie of the year last season for the Bulldogs and the most outstanding player at the Frozen Four, has been summoned to appear in St. Louis County District Court on Aug. 18 on charges that he gave a false name to a peace officer and attempted to flee police during an incident at Grandma’s Sports Garden back on June 18.

Brown is charged with a gross misdemeanor and a misdemeanor after allegedly giving Duluth police another man’s Minnesota driver’s license as identification when he entered the bar. Brown turned 21 on July 2.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by the Duluth News Tribune, the officer who checked Brown’s ID could tell from the photograph that he wasn’t the same person, even though Brown gave the officer the name of the person on the license, as well as the address listed. After the officer asked Brown to sign his name, the signature didn’t match the one on the license and Brown was to be taken to the county jail for identification.

The officer reportedly told Brown that if he cooperated he would be given a citation for a city ordinance violation that would not go on his criminal record. While the officer was writing the ticket, Brown ran out of the bar, only to be caught by another officer outside on the sidewalk. The two officers subdued Brown while handcuffs were applied.

“We are aware of the situation and we’ll deal with it appropriately at the right time,” UMD hockey coach Scott Sandelin told the Tribune.


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  • Rb2735

    Who cares drinking age should be 18 and we wouldn’t have these problems. Spend time fighting real crime

  • Yup

    The garden….classic

  • Blldgshockey11

    The sad part is  this could have been completely avoided if he had just admitted it was a fake ID and get fined, instead he tried to run….

  • Anon

    He didnt give the cop a fake ID he gave the bouncer a fake and ran from him… this story does not have its facts straight

  • Blldgshockey11

    The Duluth News Tribune said he gave it to a cop too. stuff like this should not be on page B1 while an article about the new rink is on B5 whoever he gave it to, it didn’t work and he should have left and found a party to go to.

  • Blldgshockey11

    *new  conference, not new rink

  • Sueh8ter

    sounds like this guy should be playing for the sue!!!

  • Blldgshockey11

    Sueh8ter, maybe if one of the guys that is of age was trying to get him out of the cop car….

  • Timmay

    Robby Bina wasn’t there to help him out?