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New Police Body Camera Video: What Led to Four Texas Tech Football Players Getting ArrestedArrested

Updated for summary provided by Lubbock Police.

LUBBOCK, TX - Four Texas Tech football players were arrested Sunday morning. Jett Duffey, Desmon Smith, Quan Shorts, Christian Taylor were all booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.

By Monday, all four had posted bond to be release from jail.

​Lubbock Police on Monday released video.  ​CLICK HERE to see a small portion of the video on our Facebook page.  

Both Duffey and Taylor were charged with criminal mischief plus disorderly conduct, according to Lubbock Police.  Shorts and Smith were charged with disorderly conduct, according to police. 

Lubbock Police released the following summary of events leading up to the arrest of the players.

Officers were dispatched to Bash Riprocks Nightclub (2419 Main Street) at 1:54 a.m., following reports of a disturbance where a suspect was possibly armed. 

Upon arrival to the scene, officers located a large group of people in front of the nightclub who were impeding traffic.

After attempting to locate [the] armed suspect, an officer observed an individual intentionally cause damage to a vehicle by smashing the windshield. When officers tried to arrest the suspect, the crowd became aggressive toward the responding officers.

In all, 10 suspects were arrested, eight for disorderly conduct, and two for Criminal Mischief. One of the arrestees (20-year-old) Desmon Smith Williams was taken to UMC for a dog bite from one of the responding K-9 units. He was treated, released, and later booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center. No officers were injured in the incident.

Taylor smashed a car windshield in front of one of the responding officers and Jett Duffey damaged property at ULOFTS in front of officers while we were trying to disperse the crowd.

All four players were in Midland on Saturday for the team's first scrimmage of the spring season. 

 


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