TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is under investigation by police after his ex-girlfriend accused him of pointing a gun at her, threatening "I should blast you!” then punching her in the head at a Fort Worth home Sunday.
The Bud can assume the "I should blast you!" was used to describe a negative action.
We all remember that Fields was robbed at gun point outside his home last spring. Three "unknown" men assaulted Fields and a struggle ensued involving five shots. Despite the use of firearms Fields chose to not pursue charges...
“Devonte Fields has been listed as a suspect on a domestic disturbance in Fort Worth,” confirmed Sgt. Raymond Bush, a police spokesman. “He has not been arrested.”
Here's the narrative according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram:
- Fields was outside the bedroom of 20 year old Haley Brown listening to her conversation.
- Fields didn't like the conversation because he punched out the window of the bedroom from the outside and began yelling at Brown.
- Fields was holding a gun in one hand and pointed it at her.
- Fields then entered the home through the front door by consent of a roommate.
- Fields then punched Brown in the face and continued yelling at her.
- Officers observed Ms. Brown’s right cheek to be swollen with a small cut under her eye.
- She refused to be taken to the hospital for further evaluation and told officers she did not want to pursue charges against Fields.
Brown's refusal is neither dis-positive nor shocking, studies indicate that between 40-90% of alleged victims either refuse to press charges or recant. There are a lot of studies on this hence the immense spread of statistics.
Either way, this may the be last shot out of Devonte Fields' college football Roman Candle.
Fields has been "separated" from the university pending the outcome of the domestic violence investigation.
The DA could charge Fields with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon given his use of the weapon.
Let's go the old Penal Code -
§ 22.02. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.
(a) A person commits an
offense if the person commits assault as defined in § 22.01 and
(1) causes serious bodily injury to another, including
the person's spouse; or
(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the
commission of the assault.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second
degree, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if:
(1) the actor uses a deadly weapon during the
commission of the assault and causes serious bodily injury to a
person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is
described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005, Family Code;
That's a felony kids, given their relationship and his use of the weapon, and big boy prison time - not more than 99 year, not less than 5.
Somehow the Bud doubts it gets that far.