Police investigate significant injuries to Lake Region basketball player

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A men's basketball player for Lake Region State College suffered significant injuries in a weekend accident under investigation by police, the school said.

Neither the college nor police are saying much about what happened to starting point guard Jordan Bolton.

Devils Lake police were called to a dormitory by a resident assistant about 4:40 a.m. Saturday, Detective Sue Schwab said Monday.

The college said Bolton, a sophomore from Apple Valley, Minnesota, had suffered significant injuries in an accident on campus. But the school and Schwab declined to say how Bolton was injured.

The family told basketball coach Jared Marshall that Bolton is alert and receiving the best care, according to the college.

Schwab said Bolton was initially taken to CHI St. Alexius Health Hospital in Devils Lake.

"We are respecting a request from Jordan's family for privacy. As such, the college will not provide any additional information regarding his medical care or the exact nature of his injuries" said Lloyd Halvorson, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Lake Region State College.

Schwab said during the course of the initial investigation a student was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, which she described as a pill, and for being a minor in possession of alcohol. Police would not say whether the arrest was related to Bolton's injuries.

The Devils Lake Police Department, with assistance from the Lake Region Task Force, is leading the investigation.