Former TCU Football Player Gets 2 Years' Probation for Assaulting Girlfriend

A former Texas Christian University football player got probation Monday for assaulting his girlfriend in October, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office announced. KaVontae Turpin pleaded guilty and will serve two years' deferred adjudication probation as part of his plea agreement for the assault causing bodily injury charge, according to the DA's office. Turpin will also be required to complete a 27-week partner abuse intervention program through SafeHaven of Tarrant County.Fort Worth police were called in October 2018 to an apartment near University Drive after neighbors called 911 to complain about the couple's loud argument. Witnesses reported that they saw Turpin "manhandle" his girlfriend, who was visiting from out of town, and drag her across the parking lot while she screamed for help, the DA's office said. Prosecutor Lloyd Whelchel said in a statement that Turpin was held accountable for his conduct. "While KaVontae Turpin may have been a star on the football field, his actions here are unacceptable and will not [be] tolerated," Whelchel said.Resources for domestic violence survivorsTo find emergency shelter or to talk with a professional as a victim or as a concerned friend or family member, contact:The Family Place | 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 214-941-1991Genesis Women's Shelter and Support: 214-946-4357Brighter Tomorrows: 972-262-8383National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233Additional domestic violence resources around Dallas County can be found here. Tarrant County resources can be found here.  Continue reading...

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