Assault charge dropped against NC State guard Eric Lockett

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett.

Wake County court documents reviewed Friday indicate the charge of assault on a female was dismissed Thursday.

N.C. State spokesman Fred Demarest says Lockett remains suspended from the team because the school’s investigation is ongoing. Lockett will miss his fourth straight game Saturday when the Wolfpack visit No. 18 Florida State.

His Raleigh-based attorney, Lee Turner, says video evidence from the Feb. 12 incident at Lockett’s apartment showed he was not an aggressor. Lockett was charged two days later and agreed to complete an eight-week anger management course.

He transferred to N.C. State this season after graduating from Florida International and is averaging five points and roughly 17 minutes per game.

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