Eighteen-year-old Logan Potter was a multi-sport athlete at Simla High School, located in a bucolic Elbert County town whose population was estimated at 728 circa 2007. But he particularly excelled at wrestling.
If local authorities are correct, however, these skills weren't necessary when it came to pinning a fifteen-year-old girl, since she was unconscious. He's been busted on suspicion of sex assault in a case that's also led to drug allegations against another teen.
Potter figures prominently in an OurElbertCountyNews.com 2012-2013 wrestling season preview. His coach, Daren Teller, said of him, "Logan was a transfer from Iowa last year and I think has some excellent potential, too. He's also in his second year of wrestling, but he did fine in the Arkansas Valley duals, too. He's up a weight from last season and I think ready to go."
He was less active on Twitter, having tweeted just four times during the past year or so. This is the description on his page: "Im Logan Im 17 a senior at a little bogges school in colorado my life and friends all live in iowa."
However, there's considerably more content on Potter's MeetMe page. For instance, he recently shared his excitement about graduating....
Also featured are some jokey Q&A items, including this one.... ...and the following bit of philosophy -- one that's a bit unfortunate given his current troubles with the law: Regarding his arrest, it's based on an incident that took place last month. On May 22, according to the Simla Police Department, officers responded to a report of a fifteen-year-old girl who was "unconscious and non-responsive due to an alcohol/drug overdose."
Subsequent investigation is said to have revealed that she had been sexually assaulted.
The inquiry that followed pulled the cops in a couple of different directions.
They believe alcohol and Vicodin were provided to the girl by another Simla resident, Eric Plowman, age nineteen. He was busted by Elbert County Sheriff's Office deputies June 20 on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and underage alcohol possession/consumption. Plowman was then placed in Elbert County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
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The June 20 arrest date, the size of the bond and a cell in the aforementioned hoosgow correspond directly to Potter as well. But while he's also facing a count related to underage alcohol possession/consumption, the more serious beef against him is sexual assault.
Both Potter and Plowman remain in custody at last report.
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