Charges allege that KU student threatened woman with shotgun in on-campus apartments

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Kenny Bastida

The former University of Kansas football player arrested on assault and battery charges this week threatened a woman on campus with a shotgun, formal charges allege.

Kenny E. Bastida, 19, made his first appearance Thursday in Douglas County District Court, where his bond was set at $10,000, according to court records. Bastida was released from jail by Friday morning, jail records indicate.

Bastida is charged with two felonies: aggravated assault for allegedly threatening the victim with a shotgun and aggravated battery for allegedly causing bodily harm to her, according to the charges. He’s also charged with two misdemeanors: possession of marijuana and property damage for allegedly damaging makeup belonging to the victim.

Bastida was arrested early Wednesday morning at Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, one of KU’s on-campus housing facilities designated for student athletes.

A 19-year-old woman who is not a KU student reported to KU police that around 3 a.m. she was in a physical altercation with him at Stouffer Place, where he lives, according to KU police. During the altercation, the suspect pointed a gun at her, she told police.

The woman reported being injured but refused medical attention.

Bastida, a 6-foot-1 linebacker from Pompano Beach, Fla., was on the KU football team in fall 2018 and throughout this spring but was no longer on the roster when he was arrested.

Bastida has not been part of the football program since last month, according to KU Athletics officials, who didn’t give a reason for his departure.

Bastida played — sparingly, and mostly on special teams — in just four games in 2018 and ended up taking a redshirt season his freshman year.

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