BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office formally filed charges against former LSU wide receiver, Drake Davis, 23, after he allegedly beat his girlfriend in August and September of 2018.
Davis is charged with battery of a dating partner with strangulation, which is a felony, and second degree battery.
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In August of 2018, the victim came forward, saying Davis had attacked her on four occasions during their relationship, dating back to as early as May of 2017. The victim said they had been dating since January of 2017 and broke up in early August of 2018.
The victim says the incidents happened in May of 2017 at Davis' home, in April of 2018 at her apartment on LSU’s campus, in Davis' vehicle, and in June of 2018, again at the victim’s apartment. In one of these incidents, the victim sustained a fractured rib.
The victim also provided police with text messages from Davis in which he had threatened her, saying “I might kill you.”