Arrest warrant issued for Longhorn freshman

An arrest warrant has been issued for Texas defensive tackle Andre Jones in connection with the robbery that landed Robert Joseph in jail last weekend.

The charge will be aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

Joseph, a sophomore safety who was suspended last month and then announced plans to transfer, was arrested last Saturday for the same offense. Joseph remained in Travis County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

The arrest warrant accuses Jones of being with a man known as “N.O.” or New Orleans. The warrant said the two broke into an apartment in East Austin, with N.O. pointing a gun at one of the occupants as well as a 14-year-old. N.O. asked for several items, including cell phones and gaming equipment.

The affidavit stated that a larger man was with “N.O.” The document stated that the larger man repeated N.O.’s demands and said he also had a gun. He then lifted his shirt, the affidavit stated, and reached for a chrome object in his waistband.

The arrest warrant, as well as court documents in Joseph’s arrest, identify Joseph as the man known as N.O. and the larger man as the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Jones.

Jones is a freshman from El Paso. He graduated early from high school and enrolled at Texas in January.

The Longhorns begin practice on Monday.

So Melton DUI, Kindle DUI, this punk robbery? Nice job over there Mack.

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