Former Penn State football recruit Issah arrested in State College

bmilazzo@centredaily.comJuly 14, 2013 

— State College police arrested former Penn State football recruit Zayd Issah early Saturday morning on numerous charges.

Lt. Chris Fishel said Issah, 18, of Harrisburg, was charged at 1:03 a.m. with felony aggravated assault, and misdemeanors resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of “a small amount” of marijuana.

Fishel said police responded to the Beaver Hill apartment complex, 340 E. Beaver Ave., for a disruption between Issah and the building manager. Upon arrival, police said the building manager directed police to Issah who allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to flee the scene.

The officer at the scene suffered an arm injury during the course of the arrest, Fishel added.

Fishel said to the best of his knowledge, Issah was admitted into a probationary program on unrelated counterfeit charges from an incident in March. He said he expects Saturday’s arrest will pose a problem to Issah’s probation.

The counterfeiting charges also brought the Nittany Lion football program to revoke a scholarship offer to the former Central Dauphin High School football standout.

Issah is not enrolled at Penn State, the university said Saturday.

Issah is being held in Centre County prison after failing to make bail. Fishel said Issah was arraigned around 3 a.m. Saturday.

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