Former Baylor football players arrested

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By Nathan Keil | Sports Writer

Former Baylor linebacker Shamycheal Chatman was arrested Thursday in Houston. Chatman was booked into the Houston Police Department Central Jail, and no bond has been set.

McLennan county released a warrant for Armstead and Chatman’s arrest on charges of sexual assault in connection with a 2013 incident in which a woman reported being sexually assaulted by two Baylor football players. The woman later chose not to press charges.

Also, former Baylor tight end Tre’Von Armstead was arrested for the second time in less than two weeks on Wednesday morning.

According to a Jefferson County official, Armstead was arrested at approximately 9:28 a.m. in Port Arthur on charges of sexual assault stemming from a McLennan County warrant.

According to the Jefferson County Corrections inmate roster, Armstead is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail with a bond set for $150,000.

Armstead was previously arrested on March 13 on charges of assault outside the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

After police arrived at the Las Vegas hotel, they attempted to place Armstead inside the police vehicle, and Armstead reportedly kicked out one of the vehicle’s windows.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Laura Meltzer, who witnessed the arrest, told the Waco Tribune-Herald that officers saw Armstead “commit misdemeanor battery” on a woman and moved in to arrest him but that Armstead was putting up resistance and appeared to be fighting the officers.

“Officers attempted to take him into custody, and it looks like he fought with officers,” Meltzer told the Waco Tribune-Herald. “He was placed under arrest, and he kicked out one of the windows in one of the patrol vehicles.”

Armstead was charged with three misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence battery, resisting a public officer and tampering with a police vehicle.

Armstead was then taken to Clark County Jail shortly after the arrest and was placed on a $5,000 bond that afternoon. He was scheduled to appear in court on March 14.

In 2013, Armstead was named in a Waco police report with Chatman, claiming his alleged involvement in an off-campus sexual assault. No charges were ever filed.

However, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald, in January, the woman who claimed she had been assaulted by Armstead and Chatman filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school citing that Baylor’s football program encouraged and fostered a culture of deviating behavior including illegal drugs and getting female students in the Baylor Bruins hostess program to provide sexual favors to recruits.

There is no information as to whether Armstead’s arrest today has any connection to the incident that occurred in 2013.

Armstead, who appeared in 27 games for Baylor, recorded five catches for 62 yards and one touchdown before he was dismissed from the program for a “violation of team rules,” according to ESPN. He was expelled from Baylor in Feb. 2016, and his appeal was denied.

Molly Atchison contributed to this report.

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