Florida freshman forward Cody Larson violated terms of his probation when he and teammate Erik Murphy were arrested in St. Augustine for allegedly trying to break into a car.
But South Dakota prosecutors plan to take a wait-and-see approach before deciding any action against the 6-foot-9 Larson.
Larson, a Souix Falls, S.D., native, reached a plea deal with prosecutors on misdemeanor drug charges after sharing prescribed painkillers with a friend during his senior year in high school. Larson received a 120-day suspended jail sentence and performed community service last summer.
“Any time there is a potential violation, we can file a motion to revoke a suspended sentence,” Minnehaha (S.D.) County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan said. “If the court is reasonably satisfied that there has been a violation of conditions, it can impose any portion of that suspended sentence. Basically, anything between 0 and 120 days.
“Right now, though, we’re waiting to see what happens down there before we move forward with anything up here.’