Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday on assault charges stemming from an incident in March. The police report says Tucker (a junior from Manvel, Texas), got into a physical altercation with another man on Northgate in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24th. The fight began after the two started arguing over tacos. The victim claims he and Tucker got into a mutual physical altercation, which was broken up. The victim then says Tucker fled the scene only to return a few minutes later and strike him in the back of the head. Tucker played a large role in the Aggie secondary in 2018, collecting 27 total tackles in 10 games. He has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. WTAW has reached out to the Texas A&M Athletics Department for comment on Tucker’s status with the program.
Ryan McCollum, 20, of Spring, is also accused of evading a police officer on a bicycle who attempted to stop the sophomore offensive lineman. A Texas A&M police officer observed McCollum in a 2012 Ford pickup truck driving recklessly southbound on Throckmorton Street near Short Street.
The officer says McCollum almost struck another vehicle while driving through an area with pedestrians, then accelerated rapidly around the vehicle. As the officer attempted to catch up to the truck, employees working traffic control told the officer the truck also traveled recklessly around them on Throckmorton near Lewis Street.
The officer says he finally caught up to McCollum in traffic at the intersection of Throckmorton at George Bush Drive and activated his lights and bike horns, but the officer said McCollum accelerated quickly onto George Bush Drive after the light turned green.
Texas A&M freshman defensive lineman Ondario Robinson was arrested on Monday on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Robinson, a reserve from Hutto, was booked by university police on Monday for alleged theft of a “bait bike” worth $350, according to Brazos County records. Robinson was released Monday after he posted a $2,000 bond.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall. In one count, an alleged victim accused Merritt of exposing and touching himself “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her “on or about” Oct. 24. About a day later according to a court document, another alleged victim claimed Merritt pulled down his shorts and held himself also “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her.