Providence College basketball player held without bail after domestic dispute

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence College student-athlete was held without bail Monday after a domestic dispute off-campus over the weekend.

Alyn Breed, 21, faced several charges related to domestic violence. The charges against Breed were:

  • 1st-degree robbery
  • Domestic breaking and entering
  • Domestic vandalism
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a firearm to commit a crime of violence
  • Driving without consent of the owner

Prosecutors said Breed allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Saturday morning, pointed a gun at her, and demanded that she give him her phone before they say he left with it.

Breed’s attorney, Maria Deaton, argued that the two have been in an off-and-on relationship for the past year and he had access to her phone and car, saying Breed wasn’t breaking and entering.

The prosecution also confirmed the gun in question wasn’t recovered after searches of his dorm and trash, adding that the victim, a 33-year-old from California, has walked back some of the allegations she made against the basketball player since her original report.

“We look forward to proving he’s innocent,” said Deaton outside of court Monday.

The judge ruled Breed be held without bail until his next court date, saying if the victim speaks to him by April 7 and walks back her claims about the incident, bail could be granted for the 21-year-old.

Breed was planning to return to Providence College for his senior season prior to his arrest. The team announced has been suspended indefinitely.

Documents obtained by ABC6 News state Breed is due back in District Court for a follow-up hearing at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

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