A starting defensive lineman playing for Texas A&M's football team was taken into custody early Sunday morning for reportedly pointing a rifle and threatening to kill classmates at a student housing complex. Per the Dallas Morning News, Henderson tried throwing the gun out of the auto after the reported incident had occurred.
Henderson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana, while Florez Jr.is charged with possession of marijuana.
When they got to the apartments, they spotted the suspect vehicle leaving the scene and later conducted a traffic stop where Henderson, a passenger, and 24-year-old Terry Lechler Florez Jr., the driver, were detained. Police located the gun nearby in a wooded area and marijuana.
If found guilty on aggravated assault charges, Henderson could be facing two to 20 years in prison. The rifle matched the description given by the victims.
Officers learned that Henderson pointed a rifle at one of the victims and also threatened the other two victims by stating he would kill them.
The Aggies have an upcoming bowl game against Wake Forest in Charlotte, North Carolina. on Friday, December 29.
The 6-foot-2 defensive lineman, originally from Longview, Texas, started all 13 games as a junior in 2016, according to team's roster, which still listed Henderson's bio as of Monday afternoon.
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