Updated October 22: Carah Arrant and Tyler Thornton have been removed from the basketball rosters. According to GHC registrar, Arrant is no longer enrolled.
Two GHC basketball players were arrested at the east Rome Walmart on Oct. 7, according to the Floyd County Sheriff’s arrest report as published by the Rome News-Tribune.
Tyler Thornton was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of theft by shoplifting, and Carah Arrant was arrested on a charge of party to a crime.
Phil Gaffney, athletic director and men’s basketball head coach, said of Thornton, “Right now we don’t know much because it is something personal with him. For now we are going to let him deal with it and then go from there to see what needs to be done.”
Gaffney said, “For now he is not playing so he can figure things out and get through that situation, but Nov. 1 is when we find out who will be healthy and able to play.”