Taser Used on Coe College Football Player After Utility Vehicle Theft

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter


By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Coe College football player was arrested late Saturday night after police said he tried to steal a utility vehicle from the campus.

Colin Ferring, 18, was cited for possession of alcohol under the legal age, public intoxication and interference with official acts after he allegedly took a John Deere Gator, police said. Sgt. Cristy Hamblin said Ferring resisted arrest and officers had to use a Taser to subdue him.

Officers responded around 10:45 p.m. to the reported theft spotted the gator carrying five people near the campus.

Police initiated the a traffic stop in the 1500 block of B Ave. NE, but the Ferring, who had been driving the vehicle, took off running. He was caught after a short footchase and transported to the Linn County Jail.

No one else was cited in the incident, police said. Hamblin said investigators were still working with Coe College to see if Ferring would also be charged with theft.

Ferring, a freshman from Waukon, is listed as a running back for the Kohawks. He has not seen any game action so far this season.

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