The legal trouble for N.C. State running back Shadrach Thornton occurred at the campus library, according to court documents obtained Monday.
Thornton, the Wolfpack's leading rusher a year ago, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female on June 6 after he got into an argument with a woman who identified herself as his girlfriend at D.H. Hill Library the previous day, according to the arrest report.
A university employee noticed Thornton and the complainant, also an N.C. State student, were in an argument at the library around 5:30 p.m, according to the N.C. State Police report. Thornton grabbed the complainant by the arm and pushed her against the wall, according to the warrant for his arrest.
The university employee then notified the N.C. State Police, who arrested Thornton the next day after an investigation. There were no visible signs of the alleged assault on the complainant, according to the police report.
Thornton, 20, is due in Wake County court on Aug. 22 for the charge. Thornton and N.C. State coach Dave Doeren were not available for comment on Monday.
Doeren issued a statement on Sunday night which said Thornton had been suspended after the arrest but the sophomore had earned his way back to the team. Thornton practiced on Friday and Saturday and participated in the team's "Meet the Pack" day on Sunday.