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Ex-Round Rock football star accused of punching two people in robbery

A former Round Rock High School football standout punched a clerk and a customer while robbing a Round Rock convenience store Friday, according to an arrest affidavit.

Breylin Douglas Deshaun Mitchell, 20, was charged with two counts of robbery with bodily injury — both second-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He played for the Texas Christian University football team in 2015 but is not currently on the official roster, according to a school website.

A clerk told police that she was standing near the front door of the Wag A Bag at 1200 Interstate 35 South on Friday when a man walked in and punched her in the face, the affidavit said. It said the punch caused pain and slight swelling to her nose and forehead.

The man, later identified as Mitchell, then went to buy something from another clerk but when that clerk opened the register to complete the transaction, Mitchell leaned across the counter and grabbed $103 in cash, the affidavit said.

It said a customer who heard the cries for help from the cash register clerk followed Mitchell out of the store to try to stop him. Mitchell then turned around and punched the male customer in the left eye, the affidavit said. It said Mitchell then left the store in a blue Hyundai.

Police received a call a short time later from one of Mitchell’s relatives saying he had been involved in a robbery, the affidavit said. It said officers found him in a parking lot. He later admitted to taking money from the convenience store, the document said.

A spokesperson for the TCU athletic department did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday. Mitchell, according to a TCU website, is a defensive tackle on the football team and a sophomore. He was ranked the No. 4 defensive end in the state and No. 47 nationally by while he was a student at Round Rock High, the website said.

Mitchell was being held Tuesday at the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $30,000.

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