TCU baseball player arrested on counts of assault and public intoxication

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Senior TCU baseball pitcher Preston Guillory, 22, was arrested Saturday night on two counts of assault and one count of public intoxication after punching a man and a woman on a party bus, Fort Worth police said.

Guillory was on a bus headed back to campus from Vee Lounge when the incident allegedly occurred.

“He was drunk and started swinging his fists at people,” Fort Worth police officer Tamara Pena said.

“He was getting into an altercation with three other subjects,” said Pena. “First he struck the male and then the female, both in the face.”

Another Fort Worth police officer was dispatched to Bellaire Drive to meet up with TCU police when the bus arrived on campus.

According to the female involved, who wished to remain unnamed, Guillory began insulting a male student sitting behind him on the bus, and when the bus came to a stop Guillory and the male began fighting.

“All of the sudden the bus came to a stop and both guys stood up. The baseball player and his friend started throwing punches at the other boy,” said the female.

She said she was sitting next to the male when Guillory threw a punch that hit her in the face.

“He threw a punch that hit my forehead,” said the female. “After that the cops came on the bus and arrested the baseball player.”

Guillory was arrested for public intoxication at the scene. The two assault charges would be Class A misdemeanors.

Charges have not been formally filed by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office as of now.

The TCU 360 is awaiting a response to a request for comment sent to the athletic department.

Guillory pitched during TCU’s fall scrimmage on Nov. 4 and also took part in the team’s trip to the College World Series last year.

Guillory is the second baseball player arrested this semester after sophomore Connor Beck was charged with a DWI in September.

Currently, the team’s online roster still lists Preston Guillory as being active. He posted his $5,000 bail on Monday.

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