Man Charged for Alleged Threats at School

Former Martins Ferry and Mount Union running back Jeremy Murray, 21, was arrested and charged with inducing panic, a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing and criminal mischief, both first-degree misdemeanors, after an incident on the Mount Union campus Sunday.

According to the police report and supplemental narrative, Murray and his girlfriend had been arguing at her dorm room in Shields Hall when he allegedly told the woman of his “intention to retrieve a gun from his car, return to campus and kill people.” The female complainant told other students about Murray’s intention.

Police arrived on the scene, and Murray granted a search of his vehicle and dorm room. The search revealed he had no weapon.

Police also said Murray threatened to kill a fellow student, who came to the female’s aid. As Murray was leaving the dorm, he “punched a double-paned window causing it to shatter,” police said.

Murray was treated for a laceration to his hand at the Alliance Community Hospital emergency room.

Murray was booked into the Stark County Jail. He appeared in Alliance Municipal Court on Monday afternoon for his initial hearing. The judge set his bond at $100,000. Murray, who was still is custody Tuesday, will appear in court again at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 for his preliminary hearing.

Published reports state Murray could face up to nine years in prison and $17,000 in fines, should he be convicted.

Murray hasn’t played for the nationally ranked Purple Raiders this season because he was ruled academically ineligible after the spring semester.