Earlier on Sunday, it was reported that Missouri football assistant coach Vernon Hargreaves had been arrested.
At the time of the report, details surrounding the assistant coach’s arrest were sparse.
Now, the St. Louis Dispatch is reporting that his arrest was due to a missed court date.
Missouri assistant football coach Vernon Hargreaves was arrested Saturday for an out-of-county warrant stemming from a missed court appearance.
The team’s inside linebackers coach was pulled over at 5:30 a.m. Saturday for speeding just east of Memorial Stadium, University Police public safety information specialist Sara Deidrich said. During the traffic stop, an MUPD officer discovered an active warrant for Hargreaves’ arrest for failure to appear in court in Miller County. Hargreaves was taken into custody at Boone County Jail and released on $1,000 bond.
Hargreaves, 56, was cited for a traffic ticket in December 2017 in Miller County for operating a vehicle without insurance and failure to register the vehicle. Hargreaves, who moved to Columbia from Arkansas around that time, failed to appear at his January court date. A warrant was issued for his arrest at the time.
Missouri released the following statement regarding his arrest:
“We are aware of Vernon’s situation and are in the process of gathering additional information,” a Missouri spokesman said. “Once we have completed that process, we will be able to offer additional comment.”
Hargreaves joined Missouri’s staff before this season.