Tre’von Armstead, a 22-year-old former Baylor football player, was arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegations that he gang raped a woman with his teammate in 2013.
A Texas grand jury indicted Armstead on three second-degree felony sexual assault counts after he was arrested on Wednesday near his hometown of Port Arthur, the Dallas News reported.
Armstead was taken into custody in Beaumont, Texas. His bail was set at $150,000.
Armstead, along with his teammate Shamycheal Chatman, were named as suspects in a Waco, Texas [where Baylor University is located] police report related to the incident, but had not been previously charged. The unidentified woman then accused them of raping her in a lawsuit filed against Baylor in January 2017.
Via Dallas News:
The arrest stems from a 2013 sexual assault allegation in which Armstead and another former Baylor football player were accused of raping a woman after an off-campus party, law enforcement officials said.
“This is a result of newly discovered evidence and continued investigation,” McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said late Wednesday. That included cooperation from Baylor, he added, noting that the university has released information about the case to his office.
Armstead and Chatman are accused of raping the woman on April 18, 2013, when the woman came home intoxicated after a party. A witness — her roommate’s boyfriend — saw the men emerge from her room after hearing “what sounded like wrestling and a fist hitting someone” and a woman saying “no,” according to the lawsuit she filed. The woman had a bruise on her cheek and a bite mark on her neck, the suit said.
Armstead, who is from Port Arthur, Texas, was arrested earlier this year in Las Vegas for domestic battery, resisting arrest, and damaging a police car.