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FSU's James Wilder charged with missing court date

Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:31 AM

Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested Sunday in Tallahassee on a warrant of missing a court date related to a November charge of driving with a suspended license.

Wilder, 20, turned himself in and was charged with failing to appear for a Dec. 20 arraignment, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

He was given a new court date of Jan. 24 and released after paying $500 bond, according to authorities.

The former Tampa Plant High star was stopped Nov. 5 after an officer witnessed him running a stop sign on a moped, according to Leon County records. The officer who made the stop discovered Wilder had a suspended license, according to records.

In February, Wilder was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer without violence and battery on a law enforcement officer during the arrest of his girlfriend.

He later pleaded no contest to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence and was sentenced to probation and nine days of work camp.

At the work camp, Wilder recorded a 0.01 on a breath-alcohol test, a violation of his probation, and spent 10 days in the Leon County Jail.

Wilder was FSU's third-leading rusher this season with 635 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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