A University of Georgia Police Department field case report released on Wednesday morning shed light on the arrest of Georgia senior defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt.
Wyatt, one of nine returning defensive starters from the Bulldogs’ Sugar Bowl-winning team, was arrested at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday as the result of an earlier alleged incident on charges of criminal trespass, damage to property and family violence.
The Athens-Clarke County jail booking report indicated the charges are of the misdemeanor variety. Wyatt remained incarcerated at the time of this writing, his bond is set at $1,500, per the report.
According to the UGA Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call at 3:12 p.m. last Friday at McWhorter Hall after a report of a male and female fighting.
When the officers arrived, individuals matching the description of those fighting were walking out of the building.
The report states that Wyatt was identified as one of the parties involved, and he was later stopped walking through the lobby of the building and identified.
According to the reporting officer, it was learned there was a verbal altercation between the parties.
Wyatt allegedly kicked the female’s door “multiple times from the hallway, damaging the door and forcing it open.”
The report also states that Wyatt lived with the female, on and off, which led to the incident being classified as a “Family Violence” incident.
Both Wyatt and the female were released “pending the completion of any follow-up investigation,” and “neither party indicated they were in fear for their safety.”
A warrant for Wyatt’s arrest was issued at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, and the Athens-Clarke County booking reported indicates it was served at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday.
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart issued the following statement on Wednesday morning:
“I’m disappointed in the misconduct that is outlined in the incident report. This is not indicative of the behavior we expect from our student-athletes who represent the University of Georgia and our football program. We will address it internally in the appropriate way.”
This story will be updated as more details emerge.