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BYU signee Charles West indicted by grand jury, closer to trial for aggravated assault

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The 2016 running back is closer to facing trial in Texas.

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BYU signee Charles West was indicted by a grand jury in Texas for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is one step closer to standing trial for the allegations, according to a report from Tim Montemayor of 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City.

Montemayor, who has seemingly spent the most time to be the closest to this story, went on to report that West's lawyer Hunt Bonneau expected this outcome and again looked forward to airing the true details in front of a jury of peers.

This is different than the reported expectations of the West family that the charges would be dropped, but consistent with Bonneau's radio interview nearly two months ago when he said, "I can just tell you he's not guilty of the charges, and we're really excited to get to the point where the facts can be tested, and that's what we plan to do."

The decision to send the charges to trial almost assuredly extends the timetable past where West could be a part of the BYU football team in the 2015 season, but West apparently has no intention to transfer, which seemingly indicates a self-assurance of the trial's outcome.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall was asked about West yesterday, to which he responded:

I don't expect for anyone to hear anything different from BYU from now until the matter is fully resolved.