Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson facing felonies after arrest

Cheryl Sanders
December 12, 2017

A message seeking comment from university athletic officials was not immediately returned, but the Dallas Morning News reports that Henderson has been suspended indefinitely from team activities.

Henderson, 23, was arrested by the College Station Police Department for allegedly pointing a rifle at several people around 2:30 p.m., according to a release issued by CSPD.

Early Sunday morning, College Station Police responded to a call at Campus Village Apartments after victims stated two men, one of whom is Texas &AM senior defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson, pointed a rifle at them and threatened to kill them, first reported by KBTX.

When officers arrived they located the suspect's vehicle leaving the apartment complex. The firearm was later recovered and matched the exact description given by the victims.

Henderson is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana.

Another man at the scene with Henderson was also cited for marijuana possession.

Police discovered the rifle that had been discarded in a a wooded area, with the victims identifying Henderson as the assailant and the retrieved weapon as the one wielded by the football player. Henderson has been a two-year starter on the defensive line and his absence from the Belk Bowl (Dec. 29, vs. Wake Forest) is certainly a huge loss for the Aggies.

Henderson had 35 tackles and 2.5 sacks this season.

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