Demond Demas, Texas A&M wide receiver, was arrested on an assault/family violence charge after allegedly injuring his girlfriend Saturday, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the affidavit, he allegedly initiated a verbal argument with his girlfriend before it escalated into a physical altercation, with Demas pushing her head into the wall. She told officers she then bit him on his shoulder, at which point he grabbed her and threw her off the bed and onto the floor, which caused her front teeth to go through her bottom lip.
“The injury caused bleeding, loose teeth, swelling and a hole to the bottom lip,” the affidavit said.
Brazos County jail records show that Demond Demas was arrested and released on $5,000 bond on Wednesday.
A Texas A&M spokesman said Demond Demas, who was the No. 47 recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2020, has been suspended by the university and is not currently with the football program while the athletics department follows school protocol.
Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early on Wednesday ahead of his scheduled appearance at SEC Media Days, according to multiple reports.
Ainias Smith was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and marijuana possession (less than two ounces).
The 21-year-old wide receiver was booked in the Brazos County Jail after his arrest by Texas A&M university police.
Smith led the Aggies with 47 receptions and six touchdown catches a season ago for the 8-4 Aggies as a team captain.
He also placed second on the team with 509 receiving yards.
Ainias Smith has started 21 games for Texas A&M the past three seasons and has 112 career receptions for 1,321 and 15 total touchdowns. He added 373 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The senior is expected to play a major role in the Texas A&M offense this coming season as the team looks to integrate a new starter at the quarterback position.
Smith’s experience and skill set will be key to developing the Aggies’ downfield passing game to complement what looks like a solid rushing attack behind center.
A&M is projected to finish second in the SEC West this season behind Alabama, but is scheduled to visit the Crimson Tide in a crucial matchup on Oct. 8.
The winner of that game should have a major advantage in the SEC standings and the College Football Playoff race.
Smith is the second Texas A&M player to be arrested this offseason after wide receiver Demond Demas, who was arrested on an assault/family violence charge and removed from the team before entering the transfer portal.
According to Brazos County jail records, the wide receiver was arrested on assault of a family member charges on Sunday, June 20. His bond was set at $5,000 following the arrest on assault charges.
As of 10:30 p.m. CT on Monday, June 21, there was no release date listed on the Brazos County jail records website and further details of Lee’s arrest were not currently available.
Oklahoma wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan are considered suspects in a robbery currently under investigation by the Norman Police Department, as reported by multiple outlets Saturday.
Several NPD officers apprehended Bridges at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday night less than a mile from campus, and police on the scene disclosed that the redshirt sophomore wide receiver had been detained in connection with an alleged robbery involving firearms at the Crimson Park apartment complex. Bridges was unaccompanied at the time of his detainment.
The Norman Police Department told OUInsider that officers had responded to reports of said robbery shortly after 10:00 p.m., and said that one person had been injured but was not hospitalized. NPD emphasized that no arrests have been made yet, and Bridges was released from police custody upon questioning.
This isn’t Bridges’ first scrape, as he missed all but two games of the 2020 season as he served a suspension related to a positive drug test. The former blue-chip recruit, who hails from the DFW metroplex, signed with the Sooners alongside fellow elite wideouts Jadon Haselwood and Theo Wease with the class of 2019. Many expected the trio to comprise one of the most dangerous receiving corps in the nation, but that vision hasn’t yet come to fruition due to Bridges’ suspension and Haselwood’s struggles with injuries.
Over his first two seasons as a Sooner, Bridges reeled in nine total passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He’d earned rave reviews throughout the spring of 2021, as quarterback Spencer Rattler called Bridges a “mismatch” and touted their chemistry throughout spring practices. Bridges himself expressed that he was in the best physical shape of his life.
Meanwhile, McGowan burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2020, scoring two touchdowns in his first game as a Sooner and closing the year with 143 total yards on four touches in Oklahoma’s 55-20 victory over Florida in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. He signed with the Sooners in the class of 2020 as a four-star recruit.
McGowan and Bridges have been suspended by the Oklahoma football program pending investigation. A Norman Police Department representative told OUInsider that detectives are gathering the facts of the case and should have updates in the coming days.
Warrants for Georgia senior receiver Demetris Robertson were issued earlier this week on the felony charge of interference with government property and the misdemeanor charge of theft by taking, according to the University of Georgia Police Department log.
Robertson is in trouble after an investigation into the theft of a parking boot in the East Campus Deck between 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. last Monday, of which he is the alleged perpetrator, as reported by the UGA Parking Services.
The former 5-star receiver from Savannah Christian has struggled to get on track at Georgia after transferring back to his home state following his FWAA Freshman All-American season at Cal in 2016.
Malik Heath, Mississippi State wide receiver, was arrested in Winston County on Wednesday on five different charges according to documents obtained by the Clarion Ledger.
Malik Heath was pulled over by Mississippi Highway Patrol for speeding 20 miles per hour over the limit. He was also driving without a license and without insurance, driving with improper equipment and driving under the influence (DUI).
Heath, 20, was booked at Winston-Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility at 4:29 p.m. and was released at 8:30 p.m on $3,000 bond. Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach issued the Clarion Ledger the following statement Wednesday night:
“We’re aware of the situation. We’re gathering more information from the proper authorities and don’t have further comment at this time.”
Heath is a first-time offender of DUI and was fined the maximum of $1,000. According to Mississippi drunk driving laws, first-time offenders are also required to attend and complete an alcohol safety education program. His license will be suspended for 30 to 90 days, and ignition interlock will be required for 90 days after the suspension period.
La’Vontae Shenault, a Colorado football player and brother of star Laviska Shenault Jr., was arrested Sunday in Fort Collins on suspicion of DUI.
La’Vonte Shenault, 19, was arrested by Fort Collins police during a traffic stop at 12:41 a.m. in the Campus West neighborhood, just west of Colorado State University. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail and released later Sunday on a personal recognizance bond after posting $1,250, according to jail and court records.
Fort Collins police initiated the traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving without headlights on, spokeswoman Kate Kimble said Tuesday. Upon contact with the driver, the officer observed signs of impairment and ultimately arrested the driver, La’Vontae Shenault,
He was booked on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without headlamps at night and a drivers license violation, Kimble said. the DUI charge is a misdemeanor offense, while the other two charges are traffic offenses. A detailed report on the traffic stop and arrest were not yet available, according to a clerk in the Fort Collins Police Services records department.
His next court appearance was scheduled for Nov. 6.
C.J. Saunders, an Ohio State wide receiver, was arrested for a violation of curfew following a protest in Columbus near Ohio State’s campus on Monday night.
Saunders posted bond and was released from the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of violating curfew on Thursday morning.
According to the arrest report obtained by Eleven Warriors, Saunders was walking from North High Street on West Northwood Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. when he was detained by a Columbus Police officer enforcing the city-wide curfew. A 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew has been in place in Columbus since Saturday in response to daily protests that have taken place in the city since last week’s killing of George Floyd.
“Officers had just dispersed a crowd in violation of the curfew,” per the arrest report.
According to The Lantern, Columbus Police broke up a peaceful protest “less than 25 minutes into the citywide curfew when police used pepper spray to clear protestors out of the intersection at Lane Avenue and North High Street” on Monday night.
The arrest report did not specify whether Saunders was participating in the protest, but just one day later, Saunders spoke at another demonstration on campus after student-athletes kneeled for nine minutes in honor of Floyd.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Caden Leggett, 20, a Texas Tech football player, was arrested on Saturday for racing. He has since posted bond to get out of jail while the criminal case is pending. Leggett was listed Thursday morning on the Texas Tech Athletics website as a wide receiver for the Red Raiders football team.
A police officer wrote in a report, “While sitting in the parking … [at] 98th and Indiana, I observed three vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed northbound in the approximate 10000 block of Indiana Avenue.”
“I observed all three vehicles pass through the intersection 98th and Indiana, continuing northbound, at a high rate of speed and through a green light,” the police report said. “Due [to] the rate of speed of all three vehicles, and the lack of other traffic on the highway, I was easily able to determine the vehicles were competing…”
Leggett was pulled over in a Mustang. A second vehicle was described as a Dodge Challenger.
“[Leggett] admitted that he was racing the driver of the Dodge Challenger,” the police report said.
“I observed [Leggett’s] cell phone to be in the center console cup holder of the vehicle. I observed the screen to have a map on it, with what appeared to have a designated route to be traveling. It appeared the map on [Leggett’s] cell phone was a predetermined course … to race on.”
The police report indicated the other two drivers did not stop and would also be charged with racing when they are located.
The case against Leggett was charged as a class B misdemeanor.
Terrell Maurice Perriman, 20, of Miami, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday for investigation of kidnapping, rape, enticing a minor and dealing in harmful materials to a minor.
Salt Lake police say Perriman met a 17-year-old girl on Instagram and the two continued to communicate on Snapchat.
“The victim stated the suspect pressured her multiple times to send him nude photos. The victim also received multiple videos that were sexually graphic in nature and pictures that was also sexually graphic in nature,” according to a police affidavit.
The girl later met with Perriman at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City. Once there, Perriman refused to let the girl leave until she engaged in sexual activity with him, the affidavit states.
“While in the bedroom the victim observed a blue Taser and she stated she was afraid he would use it on her. The victim repeatedly asked Perriman if she could leave but he refused,” the affidavit states. “The victim stated that she started crying because she wanted to leave and she was scared. The victim attempted to leave the room, the suspect caught her attempting to leave and physically forced her back into the room.”
Perriman then raped the girl while putting his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming, according to the police affidavit.
Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking did not know how long the girl was held captive or how she was able to escape. After police became aware of the situation, they were able to track down Perriman and arrest him early Thursday without incident.Now police fear there could be additional victims.