Man charged with driving car onto Missouri basketball court
Missouri fans walk into Mizzou Arena to see the unveiling of the new scoreboard before the start of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game (Credit: Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A University of Missouri graduate has been charged with driving onto the school's basketball court this summer and causing more than $100,000 in damage.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the four property damage counts were filed earlier this month against 23-year-old Nathaniel Conant. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.
Court records say video shows a car being driven through several gates, a garage door and striking two golf carts on June 25. The car was leaking coolant and left skid marks on the court. Police say the driver fled after smashing through a gate near the stadium.
Investigators found a cell phone they say belonged to Conant as well as a license plate to a car registered to him at the scene.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com