COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri’s defensive end Tre Williams was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault.
According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrest reports, the 21-year-old was arrested on Sunday by Columbia police. He posted a $4,500 bail and his since been released.
Missouri Football Head Coach Barry Odom said in a statement, Williams has been suspended from the team.
“We were made aware of the situation yesterday, and Tre was immediately suspended indefinitely from all team activities. We will provide an update if his status changes.”
According to the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Williams is facing a felony charge.
In the probable cause statement, officers were called to Providence Road in Columbia around 1:45 a.m. for a physical domestic.
The woman told police she was in an argument with her boyfriend – who was identified as Williams. She said while driving Williams to a friends’ house, they got into a verbal argument and he grabbed the steering wheel and tried to wreck the car several times.
She then told him she would take him home and pulled over after he continued to hit her with his forearm and elbow. He also slapped her on the chest. The victim told him to get out of the car and he wouldn’t get out, so she threw his cell phone. She then said Williams reached through her open, window and began choking her with both hands. She said when he was choking her he said, ‘Give me my phone before I [explicit] hurt you!’
The woman told police she could not breathe when this occurred and thought Williams was going to make her pass out and believed her life was in danger.
Williams is a redshirt sophomore from Rock Bridge High School.
The Tigers play Oklahoma State in the Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve.