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Wyoming guard Nyaires Redding (3) chest bumps Wyoming guard Bradley Belt (12) during the starting line up of their game against Niagara at the Wyoming Arena-Auditorium in Laramie Friday night, Nov. 16, 2018.

LARAMIE — A University of Wyoming basketball player who’s been suspended indefinitely for his alleged involvement in an altercation last month is now facing criminal charges.

Ny Redding has been charged with one count of simple assault and one count of battery. The misdemeanor charges were filed Monday in Albany County Circuit Court, according to court records.

Redding is scheduled to appear in circuit court Feb. 4. Both charges are punishable by a fine. He could also face up to six months in jail if convicted on the battery charge.

He was originally cited by the Laramie Police Department for disorderly conduct and inciting a fight in the wee hours of Dec. 9 at Roxie’s, a bar and restaurant in downtown Laramie. A senior point guard, Redding was suspended by Wyoming coach Allen Edwards two days later and hasn’t been with the team since.

A team spokesman said Wednesday nothing has changed regarding Redding’s status.

The charges were filed after an investigation conducted by LPD officer Louis Cirillo alleged Redding unlawfully attempted to cause bodily injury to one female UW student while intentionally causing bodily injury to another. According to citations filed in circuit court, Redding swung at Katie Schrater and drew blood after nicking her nose while also striking Molly Pickerill, “knocking her down and unconscious.”

Redding was initially scheduled to appear in municipal court Jan. 31, but with circuit court charges being filed, the municipal charge has been dismissed. Redding did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday.

Redding’s stepfather, Jermaine Kimbrough, is an assistant coach for the Cowboys.

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