Suspended Longhorn basketball player Martez Walker has been arrested for criminal trespassing for returning to a University of Texas dormitory where he has been banned. Walker had been prohibited from campus housing after he was charged last week with misdemeanor assault.
The trespassing arrest occurred Tuesday. In its Campus Watch report, University of Texas police did not specify Walker’s name but described the Monday morning incident at San Jacinto Residence Hall, saying, “A recent student, who was officially barred from campus after committing an act of violence, was seen entering the dormitory. Responding Police Officers located the subject and took him into custody for criminal trespass.”
The UTPD’s initial report said the arrest happened Monday, but the Travis County central booking office records show he was arrested just before noon Tuesday.
UT men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes suspended Walker indefinitely Friday shortly after the 19-year-old turned himself into Travis County authorities for allegedly hitting his girlfriend as many as four times. The alleged victim was transported to a hospital and examined for possible broken ribs.
Walker is facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault with injury/dating violence. The maximum penalty for a Class A misdemeanor is a $4,000 fine and up to one year in jail.
Walker, a 19-year-old guard, averaged 4.7 points in 33 games last season for the Longhorns.
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