Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt was arrested late Tuesday night on three charges. Wyatt and a female were in a verbal altercation last Friday night that led to Wyatt kicking the female’s exterior apartment door at McWhorter Hall multiple times from the hallway to force it open according to a UGA police incident report obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald.
The senior from Decatur is charged with family violence, criminal trespass and damage to property, according to the Clarke County Sherriff’s website. All three are misdemeanors.
The arresting agency is listed as the Clarke County Sherriff’s Office.
Wyatt was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 11:35 p.m. and was released at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday His bonds totaled $2,500.
After an argument began in Wyatt’s Vandiver Hall dorm room, the female left and walked to her dorm room in McWhorter Hall.
Wyatt followed behind and kicked the door multiple times to force it open.
An unknown individual notified police of a fight between a male and female in McWhorter Hall.
When reporting to the scene, two UGA police officers arrived to find Wyatt and a female walking out of McWhorter Hall when they stopped the female who matched the description given by the unknown caller. They walked her into Vandiver Hall for questioning.
When questioning the female, Wyatt walked back through the lobby of Vandiver Hall and they stopped and detained him for questioning.
The police gathered information from the dorm room and said that it “showed a pattern of cohabitation for (the female) and Wyatt, which resulted in this incident being a Family Violence incident.” The value of the door was less than $500 according to housing staff.
Wyatt and the female indicated that they did not fear for their safety and were released Friday pending the completion of a follow-up investigation.
Police filed a warrant for Wyatt’s arrest on Tuesday night.
“I’m disappointed in the misconduct that is outlined in the incident report,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “This is not indicative of the behavior we expect from our student-athletes who represent the University of Georgia and our football proram. We will address it internally in the appropriate way.”
The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Wyatt played in 13 games last season with 30 tackles, a sack and was second on the team with 27 quarterback hurries. He came to Georgia before the 2018 season from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.