PULLMAN, WA - One of the Washington State University football players arrested for allegedly vandalizing cars on Pullman’s College Hill has resolved his case with the victim. 19-year-old Fa’ave Fa’avae resolved his case with a misdemeanor compromise which was accepted by the court last week.
The agreement was reached after Fa’ave paid the victim a thousand dollars in restitution. He was also ordered to pay 150 dollars in court costs and fees. In return the court dismissed the misdemeanor vandalism charge.
Fa’ave and teammate 21-year-old Christian Haangana and 20-year-old Cougar soccer player Makamae Gormera-Stevens were arrested for felony vandalism during the early morning hours of Saturday April 27th. Witnesses allegedly told Pullman Police that they saw the trio jumping and stomping on cars parked at the Cougar Ridge Apartments. The vehicles sustained thousands of dollars in damage.
All 3 were charged with misdemeanor vandalism in Whitman County District Court. The charges against Haangana and Gormera-Stevens are still pending.
Fa’ave is listed as a redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Cougars who played in 10 games last Fall. Haangana is listed as a redshirt junior offensive lineman who appeared in every game for the Cougars last season. Gomera-Stevens is listed as a junior on the Cougar soccer roster.