An arrest warrant has been issued for the apprehension of Christian Haangana, a Washington State University football player, who’s failed to appear at multiple court hearings for a vandalism charge.
The Whitman County District Court warrant was activated Wednesday for 21-year-old Christian Haangana. The misdemeanor warrant includes the standard thousand dollars bond. The warrant is only valid in the State of Washington.
Haangana has failed to appear at both of his court appearances in Pullman after being charged with misdemeanor vandalism. He missed his first appearance on July 23rd and his subsequent show cause hearing on Tuesday.
Haangana is accused of vandalizing vehicles parked at a College Hill apartment complex in Pullman during the early morning hours of April 27th. He was initially arrested for felony vandalism by Pullman Police.
Haangana is listed as a redshirt junior offensive lineman on the Cougar’s current 2019 football roster. He appeared in every game for the Cougars last season.
The WSU football team is currently holding fall camp practices in Lewiston Idaho.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Washington State University student athletes, including two football players, were arrested on felony vandalism charges.
A spokesperson for the Pullman Police Department said officers received a report on Saturday morning that people were jumping on cars at the Cougar Ridge Apartments on College Hill. A witness said they followed the suspects, who drove away from the scene.
A Whitman County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the suspects over before Pullman police arrested 21-year-old Christian Haangana, 19-year-old Fa’avae Fa’avae and 20-year-old Makamae Gormera-Stevens for felony second-degree malicious mischief. This charge means the damage they allegedly caused exceeded $750.
The athletes allegedly dented the hoods and busted windows of a Mercedes sports utility vehicle and sedan.
Haangana is a redshirt junior offensive lineman who played in all games for the Cougars last season.
Fa’avae is a redshirt sophomore linebacker who appeared in ten games last season, recording six tackles with 2.5 sacks.
Gomera-Stevens is a sophomore forward on the women’s soccer team. She made her first collegiate start against No. 19 Minnesota, playing 79 minutes.
Pullman police said the investigation is ongoing. The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether to file charges against the student-athletes.
Rodrick Fisher, a Washington State University football player, was arrested early Friday morning on what’s commonly called a “baby DUI.” 19 year old wide receiver was arrested by a Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy shortly after Midnight in Pullman on College Hill. Fisher was arrested for minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. The sheriff’s office says that the freshman’s blood alcohol level was just below .08. Fisher was arrested and released on the misdemeanor. The Cougar football program doesn’t comment publicly to criminal allegations against it’s players and deems the incident a team matter.
The theft charge against former Washington State defensive back Zaire Webb has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to Whitman County court records.
Webb and former WSU receiver Anthony White were arrested and accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Pullman on Oct. 4.
WSU football senior cornerback Treshon Broughton was arrested for obstructing police on Friday at about 2 a.m. at Bob’s Corner Market.