Second former student-athlete indicted in 2006 assault case

Second former student-athlete indicted in 2006 assault case

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The second of three former student-athletes accused of sexually assaulting a student in 2006 has been indicted, according to court records, and another was arrested Wednesday and is currently in jail on a charge of bail jumping, jail records show.

Former basketball player Virgil Allen Taylor, 21, has been indicted on a charge of aggravated sexual assault by threat by a Tarrant County grand jury, according to the indictment filed Dec. 28 in district court.

Lorenzo Labell Jones, 21, was arrested Wednesday and remained in custody Monday at the Tarrant County Corrections Center on charges of bail jumping and aggravated sexual assault by threat, according to jail records.

Jones is the only defendant not indicted for his involvement in the case, according to the Tarrant County District Clerk’s Office.

Former basketball player Shannon Monroe Behling, 20, was indicted in connection with the case in October on an aggravated sexual assault by threat charge, according to an indictment filed in district court.

Behling, Taylor and Jones were arrested in October 2006 after a freshman student told police Taylor had sexually assaulted her in his room in Moncrief Hall, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Presiding state District Judge Wayne Salvant has issued a gag order in the case, preventing those involved from commenting, Prosecutor Sheila Wynn said.

The three men are not allowed on campus, said Tracy Syler-Jones, associate vice chancellor for marketing and communication.

“They are permanently separated from TCU, and they are not permitted to come onto campus,” Syler-Jones said.