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Syracuse men’s lacrosse: Chase Scanlan arrested, jailed for criminal mischief charge

Scanlan is due for arraignment later Friday afternoon.

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Syracuse Orange attackman Chase Scanlan was arrested today, being charged for fourth-degree criminal mischief. Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy reported that Syracuse PD confirmed that Scanlan’s arrest was “for a domestic-related incident.” reporter Douglass Dowty reported that Scanlan is due for arraignment later this afternoon in Syracuse City Court. Dowty also notes that Scanlan will be automatically released according to New York State Law since bail cannot be set for a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge (per confirmation from Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick).

Scanlan was briefly suspended following Syracuse’s game against North Carolina earlier in April, but was reinstated a week later. Syracuse players threatened to walk out of practice if Scanlan showed up to practice, and the attackman has been working independently with coaches since. had also reported that a damaged wall was part of the investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney and the Syracuse Police Department. While Fitzpatrick told Dowty that it was determined that Scanlan caused the hole, it was not as a direct result of the altercation.

According to, the unnamed victim did not initially provide a statement for the SU public safety investigation, but did give a statement once the D.A. and Syracuse P.D. joined the investigation over a week later. That statement led to Scanlan’s charges.

Scanlan hasn’t played since his reinstatement to the team. He was Syracuse’s leading goal scorer at the time of his initial suspension. There has not been an official statement from men’s lacrosse John Desko, athletic director John Wildhack, or Syracuse Athletics since the report of Scanlan’s arrest at the time of this article.

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team plays later today at 4 p.m. ET against Robert Morris for their final game of the regular season.

Update (4:00 p.m.): Syracuse Athletics has released a statement regarding Scanlan’s arrest.

Update (5:50 p.m.): News Channel 9’s Josh Martin has shared this, via court documents: