- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - A Quincy University basketball player has been sentenced to a year of probation on reduced charges linked to his alleged attempt to steal alcohol from a Walmart store.

The Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/1BeyoIZ) reports that 21-year-old Scott Bruxvoort of Mitchellville, Iowa also was assessed roughly $2,100 in fines and court costs during his Adams County sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Bruxvoort also must perform 50 hours of community service, and a 30-day jail term has been deferred.

Bruxvoort pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor battery and theft charges related to an April confrontation with a Wal-Mart security officer.

Police say Bruxvoort grabbed the Wal-Mart worker while trying to flee the store with alcohol.

His basketball coach, Marty Bell, says Bruxvoort will serve a five-game suspension at the start of the coming season.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com