A&M football player arrested for alleged assault in Northgate parking lot

Published: Jun. 7, 2019 at 2:59 PM CDT
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A Texas A&M football player was arrested Thursday for an alleged assault that occurred in March at a Northgate parking lot.

According to College Station police, Derrick Tucker got into a fight with another man after the two had an argument over tacos.

The police report states the fight was broken up and Tucker ran away, but then he returned and hit the victim in the back of the head when he wasn't looking.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the 200 block of Patricia Street. The victim reported the alleged assault later Sunday afternoon at the police station.

Police said multiple witnesses easily identified Tucker because he's a football player for Texas A&M. The junior is a defensive back from Manvel, Texas.

Texas A&M University issued the following statement to KBTX:

Coach Fisher has been made aware of the situation surrounding Derrick Tucker. We will continue to gather details surrounding the situation and have no further comment at this time.

Tucker was booked into the Brazos County jail on Thursday. He was released on a $5,000 bond.