A senior Youngstown State University defensive back is free on bond after law enforcement picked him up on outstanding warrants Tuesday.
Dale Peterman, 22, was taken to Girard and Warren municipal courts to face charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers picked him up during a warrant sweep in Youngstown.
Court representatives said he was released after posting $2,500 bonds imposed by each court.
The warrants were issued after Peterman failed to show up for two court appearances.
He is due back in court Aug. 27 in Warren and Aug. 28 in Girard for preliminary hearings.
According to court records, Peterman was scheduled to appear July 19, 2012, in Warren court for a pretrial hearing on charges of possessing marijuana and traffic citations for speeding, driving under suspension and failing to wear a seatbelt.
He originally pleaded not guilty to the charges. A warrant was issued in that case July 23 when he failed to show up for court.
Court records show he also had a failure-to-appear warrant from Girard stemming from driving under suspension, child restraint and improper display charges filed against him by Liberty police.
Court records show those charges were entered Jan. 2 and Peterman pleaded not guilty to those charges at a Jan. 8 arraignment, but failed to show for a Feb. 13 court hearing. A warrant was issued for him in that case on Feb. 14.
Peterman started 11 games for the YSU Penguins last season. He was named First Team All-Ohio his senior season at Ursuline High School when the Irish won a state title.
He transferred to YSU after spending a year at George Military College and another year at City College of San Francisco.
YSU football coach Eric Wolford said he was unaware of Peterman's previous court dates, and he was disappointed in the senior's actions.
"If I know of any of those type of activities or actions, I act right away," Wolford said. "We don't expect those type of things from our student-athletes here at Youngstown State.
"It's unfortunate that those type of things happen," he added. "We see them happen all over college football today, but I have to let the legal process run its course before I take action. Right now, he'll be suspended indefinitely until I get a ruling from what exactly happened."
Wolford said he expects to make a decision on Peterman's future later this month. The Penguins open the season at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at home against Dayton.