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Dunker jailed for grand theft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida freshman offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was booked into the Alachua County Jail at 12:01 p.m. on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and a non-moving traffic violation.

OL Jessamen Dunker was booked into the Alachua County Jail at 12:01 p.m. on Wednesday.

The grand theft of a motor vehicle charge is a third-degree felony. The traffic violation was for driving with a suspended license, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Dunker was booked by the University Police Department after being stopped outside of the south end zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

"He was observed by one of our police officers riding on a scooter that did not have a tag attached to the scooter," major Brad Barber said. "Traffic stop was initiated, and during that stop it was determined that he was driving on a license that had been suspended. He was aware of that. The scooter, in fact, was stolen."

Bond has not yet been set, according to Alachua County jail records.

Dunker redshirted during the 2012 season, but was expected to potentially compete for a starting job at guard in the offseason.

"Coach (Will) Muschamp is aware of the incident," Florida spokesman Steve McClain said. "He is on the road recruiting and will address it when he returns."

Dunker's arrest marks the 15th since Muschamp arrived in Gainesville. His arrest is the sixth for the Gators in the past year.

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