“Officers did give chase and they were able to take him into custody,” Gunter said.
Gunter said that two officers sustained minor injuries while attempting to take Mock into custody.
Mock was the only individual arrested as a result of the incident. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.
Mock was a four-time state champion at Chapel Hill High School and has been one of the Tar Heels’ strongest competitors in his season and a half at UNC.
So far this season, Mock is 24-9, making his career record 60-26.
Mock has been in and out of the top 20 in his weight class during his career and was one of just three Tar Heels to qualify for the NCAA tournament last season.
Though he did not win the ACC
championship in his freshman season, Mock has beaten the champion, Jesse Dong of Virginia Tech, and the runner-up, Kyle John of Maryland.
He was ranked No. 17 before the dual match with N.C. State on Feb. 3, but he is currently unranked.
Coach Mock said he would not comment on the incident until he had a chance to review all the facts.
He did say that the team met on Wednesday and will be moving forward despite the absence of one of their best wrestlers.
The Tar Heels are coming off their first dual win in seven matches and have completed the conference season. Beating N.C. State secured the team’s position in fourth place.
The wrestling team still has four non-conference matches left before hosting the ACC Championship in Carmichael Auditorium March 3.
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