Former Baylor football player Armstead arrested in Las Vegas

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By Darrell Harris | Reporter

Early Monday morning, former Baylor football player Tre’Von Armstead was arrested after allegedly physically assaulting a woman at a Las Vegas hotel.

Along with a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, Armstead was also charged with resisting a police officer as well as breaking/damaging a police vehicle. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Laura Meltzer provided information about Armstead resisting arrest and damaging the police vehicle.

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

The incident took place outside of the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel and Casino just before 4:30 a.m. and Armstead was taken to Clark County Jail shortly thereafter. Police officials noted that Armstead continued to be aggressive after he was taken into custody as well. Not many other details on the incident were provided, but further information should be released soon.

Armstead was placed on a $5,000 bond Monday afternoon and is set to appear in court today.

This is the second assault charge Armstead has been faced with as he was also named in a 2013 police report along with another former Baylor football player for alleged participation in a sexual assault incident.

Armstead, listed at 6’6” 265 lbs, was dismissed from the football program after the first few weeks of the regular season in 2015 for a “violation of team rules.” He was subsequently expelled from the university in the 2016 spring semester as a part of the immediate fallout from Baylor’s sexual assault scandal. At the time, Armstead was listed as the starting tight end for the Bears.

He appeared in 27 games throughout his career at Baylor where he recorded five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Armstead’s dismissal from the football team opened up playing time within the roster for former tight end LaQuan McGowan, the 6’7” 400 pounder, who was much beloved during the 2015 season at Baylor.