Mizzou’s Gavin Stark arrested for burglary
By Zach Garcia
Gavin Stark, a senior baseball player for Missouri, was arrested early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Boone County Sheriff’s Dept.)
A mostly disappointing season for the Missouri Tigers baseball team just received another blow, as senior infielder Gavin Stark was arrested on four charges Monday night and is still in custody.
The charges against Stark include first-degree burglary, first-degree property damage, second-degree assault and resisting arrest. While details surrounding Stark’s arrest are still scant, the incident occurred on the University of Missouri campus, near the Reynolds Alumni Center. Stark is being held on a combined $22,000 bond.
A team spokesman confirmed that the team is aware of the arrest and acknowledged that Stark has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities by Missouri Athletics. Due to the nature of the charges, Stark isn’t allowed on university property until cleared by MU, which is unlikely in the near future since Stark is still being held.
Stark is currently in his second season with Missouri after transferring from Fort Scott Community College. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native started 17 games at first base for the Tigers last season, but has been mostly relegated to pinch hitting duties in 2013 thanks to the emergence of freshman Josh Lester. Stark is hitting .091 in 23 plate appearances for the 15-28 Tigers.