Georgia football recruit D'Antne Demery was arrested after allegedly choking the mother of his 1-month-old child. While a police report has not been released, The Telegraph obtained a synopsis of the incident through an Athens-Clarke County Police representative as to what transpired between Demery and a female victim, described as someone he has been dating. Demery has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and simple battery. Demery was initially given a distinction of "no bond family violence." During the 10 a.m. hour on Sunday, an Athens-Clarke County Jail representative confirmed a local judge ordered a bond totaling $1,500 ($1,000 for the simple battery and $500 for the criminal trespass charges) and for Demery to be released only to UGA program coordinator Bryant Gantt. At 12:04 p.m., however, Demery's jail log was updated to show he could only be released to a woman named Brandi McMaster. Demery eventually posted bond at 1:03 p.m. Sunday. It is unknown why Gantt was initially listed as the person for Demery to be released to or why that name was changed on the jail log. The change occurred roughly 15 minutes after The Telegraph called the Athens-Clarke County Jail to inquire why Gantt was the person responsible for Demery following his release. NCAA rules stipulate programs cannot provide free or reduced-cost services to student-athletes and among those would be posting bond. Late Saturday night, Athens-Clarke County police officers were called to the area near the Waffle House location for what amounted to a domestic violence incident involving Demery allegedly "choking (strangling) a female." Police were able to reach the victim by Boar's Head Lounge.
Georgia signee arrested for allegedly assaulting mother of his child
Macon Telegraph | Apr 23