Zack Abron, former MU running back, arrested on assault charges

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 7:32 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Boone County Sheriff’s Department ended its search for former MU football player Zack Abron on Wednesday when he turned himself in to deputies on charges of first-degree child endangerment and second-degree assault, Detective Tom O’Sullivan said.

Boone County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Belleview Drive around 4 p.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance report. At the residence, a woman reported that Abron had assaulted her but left before officers arrived. They have been searching for Abron since.

Abron is also is accused of violating one ex-parte order on two occasions, O’Sullivan said.

The 33-year-old former running back played at MU during the 2000-03 seasons. During his senior year, Abron rushed for more than 1,100 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. For his career with MU, he rushed for nearly 3,200 yards and scored 42 touchdowns.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.

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