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.
***Breaking*** #BYU RB Commit Charles West has been indicted by a Grand Jury re; aggravated assault w/ a deadly weapon @1320KFAN— Tim Montemayor (@TheMontyShow) March 31, 2015
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.
...to #BYU for the 2015 season but I have been told multiple times that West would not consider JuCo or a transfer.— Tim Montemayor (@TheMontyShow) March 31, 2015
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall was asked about West yesterday, to which he responded:
Bronco on Charles West saga: "When all the details are out, and whenever the proceedings are finished, I think I will address it then."— Jay Drew (@drewjay) March 30, 2015
I don't expect for anyone to hear anything different from BYU from now until the matter is fully resolved.