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Darrian Ringo’s case dismissed

<p>Darrian Ringo came to Oxford in 2017 after spending two years at Eastern Arizona and Midland College.</p>

Darrian Ringo came to Oxford in 2017 after spending two years at Eastern Arizona and Midland College.

Darrian Ringo’s domestic violence case was dismissed by Judge Fred Miller at the Oxford Courthouse on Thursday morning, Oct. 3.

Ringo, a former Miami basketball player, was arrested on March 15 after showing up at the mother of his child’s house at 3:30 a.m. According to the Oxford police incident report, he pushed her to the ground to reach his son, put his hands around her neck and shoved her onto a bed after she tried to block him.

He then spent three days in a Butler County jail on a first-degree misdemeanor charge for domestic violence.

He appeared in court shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, and Miller dismissed the charges after he saw that Ringo had completed a court-issued anger-management program and paid his court costs. Miller told Ringo “good job.”

“I think he’s glad that it’s over,” Ringo’s attorney, Neal Schuett, said.

After Ringo made his first court date via video conference on March 18, his case was rescheduled six times before Miller finally came to a decision on Thursday. 

Schuett said this is common.

“It was continued, so we could talk with the prosecutor and handle the case,” Schuett said. “Darrian was no longer around. He had gone back home [to Brownsburg, Indiana]. So, it was just working out schedules and talking to the prosecutor.”

Ringo is no longer enrolled at the university, Miami’s director of university news and communications, Claire Wagner, said.

No further information about whether Ringo had graduated was immediately available.

He finished his collegiate eligibility at the end of last season by playing his final game three days before his arrest. In two seasons with the RedHawks, Ringo posted averages of 8.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.

@ChrisAVinel

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