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San Francisco 49ers Player Arrested for Alleged Domestic Violence

Written by Joe BurnPublished Jan. 24, 2023 • 8:59am
Charles Omenihu #94 of the San Francisco 49ers | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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A San Francisco 49ers player has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence, San Jose Police Department said.

Charles Omenihu, a defensive end for the 49ers, was arrested on the 300 block of Santana Row after officers responded to investigate a domestic violence incident on Monday at approximately 4:39 p.m.

Omenihu weighs 280 pounds and stands at 6-foot-5, according to NFL.com. He previously played at the University of Texas and has been a 49er since November 2021, according to the team’s website. He was drafted in 2019 by the Houston Texans and spent parts of three seasons with the team.

When police arrived, they met with the survivor who reported the incident.

The survivor is an adult female and called to report that her boyfriend, pushed her to the ground during an argument.

Officers did not observe any visible physical injuries to the survivor; she did, however, have a complaint of pain to her arm.

Former University of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu now plays for the 49ers. | John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The survivor declined any medical attention at the time officers were conducting the investigation.

Officers contacted Omenihu at the scene. He gave a statement and was cooperative with officers, police said in a press release.

Based on the victim’s statement and the complaint of pain, Omenihu was arrested on suspicion of California Penal Code Section 243(e)(1), misdemeanor domestic violence.

In addition, an emergency protective restraining order was sought and obtained for the survivor. Omenihu was served with the restraining order by investigating officers.

Omenihu was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one count of misdemeanor domestic violence, he has since posted bail and is no longer in custody.

The case will be submitted to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges. Police say this is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be released when they become available.

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