Derrick Washington charged in domestic assault case

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington has been charged with two counts of Class A misdemeanor domestic assault, in an incident separate from the one in which he faces a Class C felony charge of deviate sexual assault.

Washington, a former Missouri team captain from Peculiar, Mo., now has two court appearances scheduled in Boone County, a mere five days apart.

He was previously scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 22 on the felony assault charge stemming from an incident involving a former female Missouri student in June. On Sept. 27 he is scheduled for an arraignment on the new charges, stemming from an incident in which he is alleged to have struck a former girlfriend in her apartment early Sunday morning.

The two separate incidents do not involve the same alleged victims.

The Boone County Prosecutor’s office filed felony charges in the first incident more than two months after the incident was investigated by the University of Missouri Police Department following the alleged victim’s being examined at University Hospital.

The misdemeanor charges involving the second incident were filed on the Missouri courts database on Wednesday, following Washington’s arrest by the Columbia Police Department early Sunday morning.

Washington was indefinitely suspended from the MU football team when news reports regarding an order of protection obtained by the alleged victim of sexual assault lapsed. He was permanently suspended from the program on Sept. 1. That was two days after Boone County prosecutors charged him in the felony case.

Washington has been allowed to keep his athletic scholarship, provided he remains enrolled at Missouri.