Ex-Baylor football player, PA native, arrested on sex assault warrant

Published 11:28 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Former Baylor football player and Port Arthur native Trevon Armstead was arrested in Port Arthur on a sexual assault warrant from McLennan County on Wednesday.

The arrest comes after a grand jury indicted Armstead on three, second-degree felony sexual assault counts stemming from a 2013 incident while he was with the Baylor Bears, according to the Associated Press. The indictment has been sealed until Wednesday.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan confirmed the sheriff offices’ fugitive warrant division arrested Armstead at a home in Port Arthur.

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The indictment alleges Armstead forced a woman to perform sex acts in mid-April 2013.

Last week, Armstead was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with domestic battery, resisting arrest and damaging a police vehicle after a disturbance between Armstead and a woman.

Ten women have sued Baylor, alleging the university was indifferent to their sexually assault complaints while students.

An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.