UPDATE Sept. 14 12:14 p.m.: According to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Allen Artis turned himself in today. He was released by the magistrate on a $5000 unsecured bond. He will appear in Orange County District Court on Sept. 15 at 9:00 a.m.
UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: UNC football head coach Larry Fedora has released a statement regarding the misdemeanor charges.
“We are aware of the misdemeanor charges against Allen Artis," he said in the statement. "I cannot comment on either the allegation or the investigative process. We take these matters very seriously and are fully cooperating with the appropriate authorities.”
UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: Allen Artis has been indefinitely suspended from the football team, UNC athletics spokesperson Kevin Best said.
He said University policy is to indefinitely suspend any players charged with misdemeanors.