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Details emerge around Ole Miss football player's arrest

OXFORD, Miss. — More details are surfacing surrounding the arrest of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil on Friday.

Lafayette County deputies say they responded to an assault call around 7:19 p.m. Thursday in the county.

At the scene, deputies took a report from Lindsey Miller, Tunsil's stepfather. Authorities say Tunsil had not remained at the site.

According to authorities, Miller filed an affidavit against Tunsil for domestic violence - simple assault.

Tunsil turned himself in to authorities Friday and was booked in the jail with a $1,000 bond.

Coach Hugh Freeze confirmed the arrest in this statement provided to ESPN:

“We can confirm that Laremy Tunsil turned himself in and was arrested for a misdemeanor, domestic violence-simple assault.” The incident occurred Thursday night and involves Laremy defending his mother against his stepfather."

“Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family. Laremy and his mother have also pressed charges against the stepfather. As we gather more facts, we will act and make decisions accordingly.”

The sheriff's department says Tunsil later filed a simple assault charge on Miller. A third party also filed an affidavit on Miller for domestic violence - aggravated assault.

Miller turned himself in Tuesday morning. 

His bond was set at $1,500 on both charges.

The sheriff's department reports Tunsil and Miller are both out on bond.






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