Redshirt Senior WR Andre Debose was allegedly in a fight over the weekend where he threw someone through a window. It turns out there was much more to the story than that. The Gainesville Police Department released the following news brief:
At 6:30pm Saturday, officers responded to an armed confrontation involving at least 2 subjects in the front yard of the house that were reportedly armed with a handgun and a rifle.
When officers arrived, they found an SUV parked in front of the house with numerous bullet holes and shell casings in the road. One subject retreated into the house but came out and was secured within moments. Investigation determined that John Mark Honeycutt W/M 7/1/90, Andre Debose B/M 9/12/90, Victor Watkins II B/M 12/20/89 and Kristan Lipham W/F were eating together in the house.
Debose and Watkins got into an argument resulting in Watson pushing Debose into a window. The glass broke, but Debose was not injured. This angered Honeycutt who retrieved a handgun and threatened Watkins with it. However, Watkins immediately took the handgun from Honeycutt and then discharged several rounds into the ground outside the house.
Honeycutt now retrieved the rifle and fired several rounds into Watkins’s SUV and into the ground in front of the house. All parties were transported to CID where GPD detectives conducted interviews. After an extensive investigation, detectives arrested Honeycutt for Aggravated Assault. All other parties were released.
It looks like Debose was not the aggressor in the situation. However, he was hanging out with some questionable characters. Honeycutt and Watkins both have some priors on them including aggravated assault, obstruction of justice and numerous drug offenses.
I’m sure this isn’t how Debose wanted to start out his extra year of eligibility. Luckily, things didn’t get worse than they ended up being.