UD students shocked by charges against Devon Scott

Devon Scott. (AP Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A star University of Dayton basketball player is facing charges after police said an argument turned violent.

According to court records, Devon Scott assaulted a woman identified as the mother of his child.

Students walking down Caldwell Street that night said they saw a very distraught woman sitting near the apartments with what appeared to be luggage and clothing thrown along the sidewalk.

That is after court records say Devon Scott dragged her out of the apartment.

Now, the sophomore basketball star will be facing a different kind of court.

“As we were crossing the intersection, a police car just raced through the intersection and pulled up right about here,” said UD student Lori Claricoates.

“She was sitting up by the railing with her hands in her head and there were two police officers standing by here,” said Clarissa Bock, UD student.

“Clothes and other things were strewn about.”

Dayton Municipal Court records show campus police came to the apartments at 218 Caldwell Street.

Documents show Scott got into an argument with the woman.

Shortly after, video was taken showing Scott dragging her out of the apartment. He is now charged with assault and domestic violence.

2 NEWS reached out to University of Dayton officials.

In a statement, they say:

“University of Dayton public safety presented misdemeanor charges against Devon Scott, a student-athlete, to the Dayton Municipal Court. Devon Scott has been removed from team activities, pending resolution of these misdemeanor charges. He remains enrolled in school and will focus on his academics and this situation as his priorities.”

Shocking to students to find out it happened days after the Flyers were making headlines for their play on the court.

“It’s just kind of disappointing, I guess, because we just won and went to the Elite 8 which is awesome. We’re all really proud of our team.”

Scott is expected to appear in Dayton Municipal Court a week from today.

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