PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence College basketball player who allegedly pulled a gun on his girlfriend over the weekend faced a judge Monday morning.
Alyn Breed, 21, was arraigned on gun charges, as well as driving without the consent of the operator.
In court, it was learned that Breed and the alleged victim have been in an on-again, off-again relationship for about a year.
The Providence woman told police Breed came into her home uninvited early Saturday morning and pulled out a gun, demanding that she hand over her phone. Prosecutors say Breed then fled down the street and the woman called campus security.
Breed is also accused of using the victim’s car without her permission. His defense attorney, Maria Deaton, said the woman gave him access to the car and the apartment, but they were going through another breakup at the time of the incident.
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Deaton claims the victim has since walked back her statements and said police never found a gun.
“After she made this allegation yesterday, it’s noted in the report she then contacts the police and states, ‘I was intoxicated. A lot of what I said may not be how it actually went down,'” Deaton explained.
“Complaining witnesses indicate that she’s familiar with this firearm, that she was actually with the defendant when he purchased this firearm in Georgia. She’s able to describe a tan, I believe it’s a Glock,” Meg McDonough from the R.I. Attorney General’s Office said in court.
Based on the severity of the allegations, Breed was ordered held without bail. The judge said if the victim decides not to pursue charges, she needs to do so by Friday when Breed was scheduled for a status conference.
Online court records were updated Monday afternoon to indicate Breed was set for an earlier status conference of Tuesday morning.
Breed has been suspended from the basketball team and will not be allowed to participate in any other athletic department-related activities, according to PC officials.
Just last week, he announced his intent to return to the team under new head coach Kim English. He started nine games last season and played mostly off the bench.
PC released a statement over the weekend saying the college is fully cooperating with police in the investigation.