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More Tabor athletes in drug bust

Staff writer

Two months after three people associated with Tabor College athletics were arrested on multiple drug charges, two more were arrested this past week.

Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled over a suspicious vehicle near 200th and Limestone Rd. at Marion Reservoir.

Daniel Mitchell, 20, a junior offensive lineman from Desoto, Texas, was booked into jail late Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Less than an hour later, James Logan Vach, 20, a sophomore running back from Greeley, Colorado, was booked into jail, also on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Mitchell was released on a $2,000 surety bond within 15 minutes of his arrest. Vach was released the next morning, also on a $2,000 surety bond.

Their arrests come on the heels of the arrests Nov. 28 of graduate assistant football coach Torrey Gill, 24; football student assistant Joseph Donnell, 26; and basketball student assistant Cody May, 24. All three were jailed on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Donnell also is alleged to have distributed marijuana, and May faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a person who uses a controlled substance.

Tabor officials issued a statement that they were aware of the situation soon after the arrests of Gill, Donnell, and May. The statement said the college’s disciplinary was ongoing.

Tabor officials did not provide answers Tuesday about the latest arrests nor did they respond to a question whether student athletes were tested for drugs.

Head coach Mike Gardner said Monday that he wasn’t the person to ask.

Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, said he preferred to make no comment at this time.

Last modified Feb. 14, 2018

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