Zaycoven Henderson
Brazos County Sheriff's Office

Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested on multiple felony charges early Sunday morning after police said he pointed a gun at residents of a College Station apartment complex and threatened to kill them, according to court records.

Henderson was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of tampering with evidence and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. An athletic department official said Henderson is suspended indefinitely per department policy.

Police say that at about 2:30 a.m. they received the deadly conduct call from the Campus Village Apartments, and stopped Henderson, 23, and Terry Lechler Florez Jr., 24, as they were leaving the complex off F.M. 2818.

Henderson is accused of pointing a rifle at one person and threatening to kill two others, the documents state. The gun that matched the description given by the victims had been discarded by Henderson in a nearby wooded area, authorities said.

Florez was also charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and could carry a fine not to exceed $10,000. Tampering with evidence is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Possession of two ounces of less of marijuana in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor offense, with penalties of up to 180 days in jail and fines not to exceed $2,000.

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Welcome to Aggieland Jimbo!


Nailed it!!!


It is a big challenge to operate a successful program when you depend on young folks who have grown up with little or no guidance in terms of right vs wrong. Don't know this guy's history, but it is a safe bet his only male leadership came from football coaches. Coaches, at their best, can do very little to point an 8th grader in the right direction and once the kid gets off course, it is hard to self-correct. It takes a real Dad and a real Mom.
Tragic and far too common but there is no room for this guy at A&M.


I bet his mommy knows right from wrong. She was just looking for the meal ticket the nfl offers. She cared less about his proper upbringing. This was just a step along the road to thug-life success.


Shameful response. Guess SDW comes from a broken home as well where he didn't learn manners, how to avoid assumptions about other people's lives. This is what comes of being an old white guy. Sorry for you.


Pragmatist, shame on you. Guess you must have grown up without a Dad as well...only way you would write such dribble...must be the result of a lousy home life and lack of adult mentorship. This is what happens when old white guys start making assumptions about the lives of others.


One the following is true:
You did not read or understand the post or, you are engaging in the epitome of projection.
"Dribble" or not, reality is reality. No excuses, just reality. Parents DO matter. Henderson is responsible for his own actions, of course.
Do you get it now?


Clearly, Pragmatist, YOU don't get it. He has parents, they came to the banquet...why do you assume he grew up without male mentoring in his life...he had a father, he had youth football coaches, he had high school coaches...what are you assuming here that I am missing? Or do you just say, "he is black," therefore no male influence on his life before he got to A&M. Hmm. All of this says more about you that Henderson.


Would you look at that. I'll be wiling to bet this kid was recruited solely for his athletic ability and not his character. Another legacy of sumlin...that goes with the washed up heisman winner and a new field. Neither of which spells National Champion.


Can you say Jameis Winston? A product of the Fisher era at FSU...


You're some hypocrite. First you tell us not to assume a football players home life all the while you pre judge Jimbo Fisher. Jameis Winston is a product of Jameis Winston. He is responsible for his own actions. His parents missed the boat on raising him right but he's an adult. Why don't you quit making excuses for people and coming up with social theory reasons.


Jimbo Fisher contributed to the problem, along with others at FSU, by not coming down hard on their star quarterback. They didn't let Winston take responsibility...they in fact were more interested in having him coach their football team to a national championship than having Winston take responsibility for his actions. I have no knowledge of Winston's parents...I only know that Winston was not held accountable because Fisher and FSU wanted their quarterback to play.

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