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Florida State's Nigel Carr faces felony charges, suspension

Florida State junior Nigel Carr, named the most dependable linebacker after the spring and a possible starter this season, was arrested in Tallahassee on two felony and two misdemeanor charges.

Carr, 20, faces five counts, including two counts of felony burglary of an unoccupied structure, felony fraud (attempting to use someone else's identification), property damage and larceny.

He was booked into the Leon County jail at 12:47 a.m. Monday and was released at 3:12 a.m. after posting a $15,750 bond. Tallahassee Police say Carr was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop.

In the latest case, Carr faces an automatic suspension from the team.

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, attending the ACC media days in Greensboro, N.C., said Monday of Carr: "He had been doing great. And we'll just, like I say, we're going to wait and let the courts run (the case). I'm not going to make any statements about him. …

"If it's a felony, then he'll be suspended. That's school policy. And then we'll let it run its course and see where that takes us. Then we'll comment on it after that."

According to FSU's athletics code of conduct/discipline policy, any student-athlete, absent extraordinary circumstances as determined by the administration, facing a felony will not be permitted to represent FSU in a game until the felony charge is resolved "and all court, university and athletics department conditions for reinstatement have been met.''

The Tallahassee Police probable cause affidavit states that at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, a witness heard a car alarm and "banging noises'' and saw a black male in the rear of a white Toyota sport utility vehicle. The man got out of the Toyota and entered a white full-sized vehicle and left. The Toyota owner told police the passenger side rear window was smashed and a book bag that contained her purse and other items was gone along with a blue sweater.

About an hour later, the woman spotted a car that the witness had described. She then saw her book bag, books and purse in a Dumpster near that car as well as a silver checkbook that belonged to a victim of a car burglary that was reported Saturday.

A police officer checked the white car and saw a paper on the floorboard with the name of the woman's father and a Visa number. A Visa with the woman's photo and name was also on the floorboard, according to the probable cause affidavit. A blue sweater was on the front seat.

Police then viewed video of the complex that showed a white car matching the suspect's pull up to the Dumpster and a black man "fitting a general description of Carr'' throwing something away. That led to Carr's arrest.

Carr, who appeared in all 13 regular-season games in 2009, is the second FSU arrest this summer. Reserve safety Ed Imeokparia was charged with grand theft, also a felony, in connection with a stolen cellular telephone from a Panama City store. He has an Aug. 5 arraignment.

Information from the Orlando Sentinel was used in this report.

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