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USC quarterback Garcia arrested for the second time in two weeks

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(Columbia) March 3, 2007 - USC freshman quarterback Stephen Garcia has been arrested again, and this time he's charged with keying a car.

Quarterback Stephen Garcia was back at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and back in trouble Saturday. His alleged crime is keying Dr. Adam Biggs' 2007 Toyota Corrolla.
    
Biggs is a professor at Claflin University teaching at USC this semester.

"In the complainant he alleges that Mr. Garcia keyed his vehicle with an actual key, just scraped down one side of the vehicle," Columbia Police Sergeant Florence McCants told News 10.

Columbia police say the crime took place on the 1300 block of Greene Street across from the Thomas Cooper Library.
    
Biggs tells police he was returning a book. According to the incident report, Biggs' confronted Garcia once he realized what was going on.
    
Biggs says Garcia offered $500 for the damages, which now total over $800.
    
News 10 asked Garcia's attorney today why he might have done this. He would only make this statement: "I'd just like to remind everybody that Stephen Garcia is a teenager. He just graduated high school three months ago and up until recently had never been in any trouble."

If convicted, Garcia could be fined and serve up to 30 days in jail. On February 17th he was charged with public drunkenness and running from police in Five Points.

After those charges USC Coach Steve Spurrier suspended Garcia. Four days later, he lifted the suspension. 
     
Spurrier isn't commenting much on the situation so far. He said in a statement, "I need to stay out of this conversation right now and let the legal system run its course. We'll make a decision after that."

A USC spokesman said Garcia has been suspended - again - from all team activities for an indefinite period.
    
You can count on WIS to continue to follow this story.

Reported by Trey Paul

Updated 9:34pm by Jackie Faye Burton

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