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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:10 pm | Updated: 3:25 pm, Wed Jun 5, 2013.

Missouri State University junior wide receiver Marvell Saffold was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a March 20 burglary on the MSU campus.

According to a police report, two male MSU students had unspecified items stolen from their unlocked Hammons House dorm room.

Saffold was being held in the Greene County Jail early Thursday afternoon and the case has been assigned to an investigator, according to Lisa Cox, Springfield Police Department spokeswoman.

“He was arrested yesterday but no files have been charged yet — they’re pending,” Cox said.

Rick Kindhart, the assistant athletics director for communications at MSU, issued the following statement via email:

"Missouri State University officials are aware of the recent arrest of student-athlete Marvell Saffold and are cooperating with police. In accordance with the MSU Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, football head coach Terry Allen has suspended Saffold indefinitely, effective immediately. As the investigation is ongoing, athletics officials cannot comment further until any subsequent legal proceedings have concluded."

Saffold is a Grandview High School graduate and joined the MSU football team for the fall 2012 season after two years away from the game, according to the MSU athletics website. He is a junior criminology major, according the MSU directory.

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