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Majority of Students Arrested in TCU Bust Face Multiple Offenses

Drug offenses outlined in FWPD affidavit

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    Students caught selling drugs were arrested Wednesday during an early morning bust at Texas Christian University. The arrests came after a six-month investigation prompted by complaints from students, parents and others. (Published Monday, Feb 27, 2012)

    Editor's Note: Fort Worth police incorrectly identified Austin Williams Carpenter, 26, as one of the 19 arrested at TCU. Fort Worth Police late Wednesday afternoon notified the media of their error. Fort Worth police said the incorrect warrant was canceled and that a corrected warrant would be issued. Police originally said 19 people were arrested but Fort Worth police said later Wednesday that only 18 people were arrested.

    Arrest warrants in a drug bust on and near the campus of Texas Christian University were released Wednesday morning, just hours after 18 people were taken into police custody.

    TCU Drug Bust Timeline

    [DFW] TCU Drug Bust Timeline
    Students caught selling drugs were arrested Wednesday during an early morning bust at Texas Christian University. The arrests came after a six-month investigation prompted by complaints from students, parents and others. (Published Monday, Feb 27, 2012)

    Police released 19 arrest warrants at 11 a.m. One of those warrants was later canceled, and another warrant is for a student who was not arrested and is still at large.

    In addition, one person was arrested "as a result of an on-view drug violation" on suspicion of possession of marijuana. The name of that person was not released.

    TCU Drug Sting Nets at Least 17 Arrests

    [DFW] TCU Drug Sting Nets at Least 17 Arrests
    At least 17 TCU students arrested in a drug bust Wednesday morning have been removed from the campus after a six-month investigation of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drug-dealing. (Published Monday, Feb 27, 2012)

    Police said Wednesday night that 18 arrests were made in total.

    Sixteen of the people are students at the university. Four are members of the highly respected football team.

    David Yendrey, Devin Johnson, Tanner Brock and Tyler Horn are the student-athletes.

    The other 12 students are Bud Pollard Dillard, Cynthia (Cindy) Jaqueline Zambrano, Earl Patrick Burke, Jonathan Blake Jones (not to be confused with the Jonathan Jones on the football team), Katherine Ann Peitre, Matthew Iarossi Davis, Michael Gragg King, Peter Signavong, Richard Clay Putney, Scott (Scooter) Lee Anderson and Taylor Davis Cowdin.

    Eduardo Hernandez, also arrested, is a former TCU student.

    Fort Worth police originally said Hunter Wallace McLaughlin, a TCU student, had been arrested. But police said later Wednesday that McLaughlin had not been arrested and was still at large.

    Below is a listing of the the accused and their alleged offenses pulled from the arrest warrants that Fort Worth police released to NBC 5 on Wednesday.

    David (D.J.) W. Yendrey is a 20-year-old junior defensive tackle from Edna who plays football for TCU. According to the affidavit, Yendrey is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 3, 2011: Delivery of 1/4 ounce of marijuana. Bond set at $1,000.
    • Nov. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Nov. 10, 2011: Delivery of 1/4 ounce of marijuana. Bond set at $1,000.
    • Nov. 15, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Dec. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Jan. 19, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.

    Devin Johnson is a 21-year-old junior defensive back from Oklahoma City who plays football for TCU. According to the affidavit, Johnson is accused of the following:

    • Jan. 25, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Feb. 2, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Feb. 7, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.

    Tanner Wilson Brock, Jr., is a 21-year-old junior linebacker from Copperas Cove who plays football for TCU. According to the affidavit, Brock is accused of the following:

    • Jan. 19, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Jan. 25, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Feb. 1, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.

    Tyler (Ty) Horn is a 21-year-old sophomore offensive tackle from McGregor who plays football for TCU. According to the affidavit, Horn is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 3, 2011: Delivery of 1/4 ounce of marijuana. Bond set at $1,000.
    • Nov. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free Zone. bond set at $5,000.

    Bud Pollard Dillard is a 21-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Dillard is accused of the following:

    • Dec. 19, 2011, delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.

    Cynthia (Cindy) Jaqueline Zambrano is a 19-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Zambrano is accused of the following:

    • Dec. 1, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Dec. 7, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $1,500.

    Earl Patrick Burke is a 21-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Burke is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 17, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Dec. 19, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Feb. 1, 2012: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $3,000.

    Hunter Wallace McLaughlin is a 24-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, McLaughlin is accused of the following:

    • Oct. 13, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Oct. 26, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Nov. 10, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Nov. 18, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Jonathan Blake Jones is a 19-year-old student at TCU. (Not to be confused with the Jonathan Jones on the football team.) According to the affidavit, Jones is accused of the following:

    • Dec. 8, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 oz and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Katherine Ann Peitre is a 20-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Peitre is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 30, 2011: Unlawful delivery. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Dec. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 oz and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Matthew Iarossi Davis is a 19-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Davis is accused of the following:

    • Jan. 18, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Jan. 24, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Jan. 26, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Feb. 7, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Michael Gragg King is a 20-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, King is accused of the following:

    • Jan. 23, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 oz and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Jan. 25, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 oz and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Feb. 1, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 oz and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Peter Signavong is a 21-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Signavong is accused of the following:

    • Oct. 12, 2011: Delivery of 1/4 oz of marijuana. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Oct. 12, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Oct. 13, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Oct. 19, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Oct. 19, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Nov. 2, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance. Bond set at $5,000.

    Richard Clay Putney is a 19-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Putney is accused of the following:

    • Oct. 27, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Nov. 2, 2011: Delivery of 1/4 ounce of marijuana. Bond set at $1,000.
    • Nov. 18, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $1,500.

    Scott (Scooter) Lee Anderson is a 19-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Anderson is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Nov. 10, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $3,000.
    • Nov. 16, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $5,000.
    • Nov. 17, 2011: Delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Bond set at $3,000.

    Taylor Davis Cowdin is a 20-year-old student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Cowdin is accused of the following:

    • Feb. 1, 2012: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    Eduardo Hernandez is a 20-year-old former student at TCU. According to the affidavit, Hernandez is accused of the following:

    • Nov. 17, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Dec. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Dec. 7, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.
    • Dec. 8, 2011: Delivery of between 1/4 ounce and 5 pounds of marijuana. Bond set at $1,500.

    TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini said Wednesday that the students who were arrested Wednesday were immediately separated from the university and risk criminal trespassing charges should they return to campus.

    All students found to be in violation of drug laws are subject to expulsion from the university.

    "TCU has clear expectations for its students: That they behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law," Boschini said. "These students are accused of acting in a manner that is incompatible with TCU values, against the code of student conduct and against the law. That is simply unacceptable, and such reported behavior is not tolerated at this university."

    Editor’s Note: The name of one of the people involved in this case has been removed from this article because the case against him was dismissed and his records were expunged.


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