Texas A&M linebacker Josh Walker was arrested Friday night on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and interfering with an emergency request for assistance.
Walker, a junior, was booked into the Brazos County Detention Center at 10:10 p.m., according to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set for $9,000 ($5,000 for the bodily injury to a family member charge and $4,000 for the emergency request for assistance charge).
The victim was identified as Walker’s girlfriend. Cpl. Matthew Alaniz of the College Station Police Department told the Houston Chronicle he pushed the woman into a child’s rocking chair in an apartment.
“She fell on the rocking chair, causing some bruising and a pretty good knot on her hip,” he told the newspaper.
When the girlfriend then attempted to call 911 on her phone, Walker took it away. He then gave her his phone to call 911 but then took it away and put it in his pocket, according to the officer. Walker didn’t hang up the call, though, allowing the dispatcher to “hear them arguing.”
A child was in the apartment at the time of the incident but was not involved in the assault, according to police. Alaniz also said Walker cooperated with officers when they arrived.
The College Station Police Department also released a probable cause statement in the arrest.
Texas A&M immediately suspended Walker indefinitely upon learning of the arrest, according to the Chronicle.
Walker, a former four-star recruit, has started five games at linebacker during his Aggies career, including four last season. He has 45 career tackles.
Texas A&M hosts UCLA in its season opener on Sept. 3.
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