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Cincinnati Bengals Mark Walton Facing More Charges

Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton surrendered on Thursday to police and will face four charges. They include carrying a concealed weapon, which is a felony, following the running back’s third incident off-the-field in 2019.

Court records indicated that Walton is facing charges of resisting an officer without violence, reckless driving and possession of marijuana. All three are misdemeanors. Each of the charges, including the felony charge, is from an incident that occurred March 12 in Miami.


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A report from the Miami Herald says that the police attempted to pull over Walton’s car because they indicated it had been speeding and weaving in traffic.

Police reported that Walton pulled the vehicle over. Officers ordered that he lay on the ground when exiting the car. Walton attempted to flee the scene but was subdued by a stun gun. However, he was able to dislodge the prongs of the stun gun and escaped, said the police report.

Officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana (14 grams) and a 9 mm rifle. As well as that, they found ammunition that had been legally purchased.

In February, Walton was handed a charge of battery. Police allege that Walton grabbed a phone from one of his neighbors inside a parking garage while an argument was taking place. The hearing related to that charge is scheduled to take place April 8.


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Walton was charged as well on January 15 for misdemeanor marijuana possession and a hearing for that charge is on June 5.

In 2016, when just 19 years of age, Walton was arrested for drunk driving, but that charge was subsequently dropped and an attorney who represents Walton said he had been setup.

Walton, who is 22, was selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft. Walton played his college football at Miami.

Last season, Walton played for the most part on special teams and had just 14 carries for 34 yards.

The Bengals released a statement that said information was being gathered by the team and did not make any further comment.

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