A man was arrested on Oct. 31 at Texas A&M University-San Antonio on charges including disorderly conduct (fighting), places weapons prohibited, and evading arrest.
According to a report summary by the University Police Department, officers responded to a fight between a student and a man not associated with A&M-San Antonio in Lot 1.
Officers retained the two individuals and they were escorted to the police department in the Marla building.
The unaffiliated man admitted to having a gun in his pocket.
Officers conducted a pat-down and retrieved the weapon.
The man fled the building and was detained by another officer in the parking lot.
The student was given a citation for disorderly conduct (fighting) and wrote a conduct report.
The man was charged with the following offenses:
- Disorderly Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
- Evading Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $4,000.
- Places Weapons Prohibited, a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.
The Mesquite obtained the Incident Report Summary on Dec. 6 after filing an open records request, required by the University Police Department, on Nov. 21.
The Mesquite was not able to obtain a full report of the incident because certain information would interfere with the detection, investigation or prosecution of crime, according to John Wickline, compliance officer at A&M-San Antonio.