TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State sprinter Stephen Newbold and his attorney are joining fellow FSU track athlete Josh Mance in questioning a pair of Thursday arrests that came after an off-campus gunplay incident.

Two days after being charged with discharging a firearm, Newbold, through his attorney Josh Zelman, denied having fired a weapon during the late-night incident at a Tallahassee apartment complex. Zelman told the Orlando Sentinel on Saturday that he and his client believe the police made "incorrect assumptions" at the time of Newbold's arrest.

Newbold and Mance were arrested by Tallahassee police around 4 a.m. Thursday after an officer responded to a 911 dispatch and a citizen's alert about two gunshots having been fired near the pool of the Campus Walk Apartment complex. Two of five men detained and questioned at the scene, Newbold and Mance were the only ones taken to Leon County Jail.

Newbold, 20, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and discharging a firearm in a public place. Mance, who turned 21 Thursday, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and possessing a fake identification. Both have been indefinitely suspended from athletic activity.

No one was struck by a bullet during the incident. A gun also wasn't found around the scene, according to the probable cause report.

On Friday, Mance's attorneys, Don Pumphrey Jr. and Nathan Prince, told the Orlando Sentinel they were questioning the police's claims and were going to fight their client's charges. Pumphrey and Prince also said they believe their client's race played a role in what they felt was an improperly handled detention and arrest.

"I'm not going to use a fake ID on my 21st birthday," Mance, a 2012 London Olympics silver medalist, said.

In an effort to back up his version of events, Mance took a polygraph test Friday. His attorneys hired former FDLE agent Tim Robinson to administer it, even though it will be inadmissible if the case goes to court. After the test, Robinson said Mance wasn't lying about his version of events.

"If I were doing this polygraph for the State Attorney's Office, I would suggest further investigations as to the true person who had the ID," Robinson said. 

Surveillance tape from Mance's 12:34 a.m. entrance into a local bar also show him using a passport, not an identification card, in order to gain entry.

A passport with Mance's picture in it was shown to the Orlando Sentinel during a meeting at Pumphrey and Prince's law firm Thursday evening. The birthdate on it read March 21, 1992.

In the video, Newbold and the other three men who were detained by police are also seen entering the venue.

Three hours after going to the bar, The Moon, the group was at the Campus Walk Apartments. Mance said he and two others were on the third floor of the complex waiting for another member of the group to let them into his place when they heard two gunshots. They ran downstairs to see what the commotion was about.

Moments later, a police car pulled around to where they were standing, Mance said. The group was told to get on the ground.

According to both Mance and the probable cause report, some 10 seconds after the officer approached, Newbold took off and ran. The report said he was captured about 15 minutes later. A witness later identified Newbold as the alleged shooter, the report said.

"He denies discharging a firearm, no firearm was found, and police did not even attempt to conduct any forensic testing to determine whether he discharged a firearm," Zelman, Newbold's attorney, said.

Mance and his attorneys said no GunShot Residue test was performed on their client, either.

It is unclear whether Tallahassee police perform the test during all gun-related incidents.

A spokesman for the police was asked if the department wanted to comment on the allegations the attorneys have made against them. Public information officer David Northway declined comment on the actual arrests.

"We have a process for anyone who has a complaint about the police department and we would welcome them to follow the process if they believe they were mistreated," Northway told the Orlando Sentinel. "Everyone has rights, including the officers and the people filing the complaints, and that's all confidential in nature."

Pumphrey said he and Prince will be filing a complaint through the police department's Office of Professional Standards. Zelman said he and his legal team are "looking forward to fighting this in the proper forum."

Newbold is a promising young 200-meter runner. The sophomore from The Bahamas was one of the Seminoles' strongest sprinters during the indoor season that just concluded two weeks ago. He won theACC Indoor Championships with a 20.90-second 200-meter time. He was expected to be part of a 4X100-meter relay team that was making its much-anticipated debut this weekend during the FSU Relays in Tallahassee.

Mance also was supposed to make his outdoor debut this weekend. After transferring to FSU in January, the Relays would have been his first meet since last summer's Olympics where he won silver for the United States on a 4X400-meter relay team.

After skipping the indoor track season, the transfer from Southern Cal was going to race in the 800 meters and a leg for an unaffiliated 4X400-meter relay team at the FSU Relays. In all, 10 Olympians were expected to participate in the event.

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