Alleged fight leads to former student’s arrest

Man arrested on misdemeanor and two felonies after allegedly beating girlfriend

A former Ferris student was arrested on Monday, Aug. 26, after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend, who is a current Ferris student.

Deyonte Evans was arraigned on three charges including: unlawful imprisonment, aggravated domestic violence and felonious assault by strangulation. While aggravated domestic violence is a misdemeanor, the other two charges are felonies and if convicted, Evans could face up to 26 years in prison.

According to the police report, Evans and the alleged victim initiated an argument in West Campus Apartments about relationship issues when Evans allegedly assaulted the victim. Besides punching and kicking, it also states that he strangled the victim to the point that the blood vessels in her eyes burst and left a bite mark so severe on her lip it required 13 stitches.

When officers arrived, Evans was arrested immediately and is currently in jail on a $150,000 bond. Evans’ probable cause hearing will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Updates to this story will be made as new information becomes available.