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FSU sprinter cleared after poolside shooting

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 08:05:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have dismissed charges against 21-year-old Florida State sprinter Josh Mance after a shooting incident in Tallahassee last month.

Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. told the Associated Press Wednesday that the case against his client had been dropped.

Mance is a 2012 Olympic silver medalist. He had been charged with resisting without violence and possession of a fake ID. Pumphrey said a lie-detector test and evidence discovered during an investigation exonerated Mance from any involvement.

He and fellow track star Stephen Newbold were detained shortly after Tallahassee police arrived to investigate shots fired at an off-campus apartment complex in the early morning of March 21.

Mance had said he heard shots but didn't see them. No injuries were reported.