Police Blotter: Devonte Fields *UPDATE*

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...

which...

we...

found...

interesting...

“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. 

*UPDATE* 7/22/14

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
the person:
  (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.


Posted on July 22, 2014 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.