ISU's David Irving Arrested

ISU's David Irving Arrested

Iowa State football player David Irving, 20, was arrested by Ames police Wednesday, Nov. 13, on domestic abuse charges and booked into the Story County Jail.

Iowa State football player David Irving, 20, was arrested by Ames police Wednesday, Nov. 13, on domestic abuse charges and booked into the Story County Jail.

In initial hearing Thursday morning at 11 a.m., bond was set at $2,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. A "no contact order" was issued, barring Irving from having contact with the victim and their minor child.

Irving, who did not request Court Appointed Counsel, was released on bail by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

An Iowa State spokesman said the team is still gathering facts and information on the situation.

Per the arrest affidavit, a police unit was dispatched to the 1415 block, Apt. 108, of South Grande Avenue between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, for a welfare check "regarding a possible domestic assault." The victim said Irving, her boyfriend and father of her child, "held her down" during a fight and cut off a "large" portion of her hair.

The victim also said the defendant "punched her in the legs several times with a closed fist."

Irving was seen at the football facilities on Iowa State's campus at 5:30 p.m. Ames Police Department records show Irving was arrested at 8:45 p.m.

The officer on the scene, Clint Hertz, noticed several bruises on the victim's legs and a large scratch on the backside of her left leg. The officer also noted a cut on the victim's left hand, which the victim said was caused by scissors.

The defendant, per the signed affidavit, "admitted to getting in an argument with the victim, but he denied he cut her or hitting (sic) her." The victim and the defendant are the parents of a minor child and live together.

The accused charge is classified as a "serious misdemeanor."

Irving, a junior defensive tackle, has started eight games this season. He did not play Saturday because of an undisclosed medical issue. He hails from San Jacinto, Calif.

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