Lovie Jenkins Charged With Assault, Criminal Mischief

The Louisville football freshman safety was involved in an incident at University Pointe Apartments.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville football freshman safety Lovie Jenkins was arrested and charged with fourth degree assault and first degree criminal mischief, stemming from an incident this past weekend at University Pointe Apartments.

The arrest report states that Jenkins entered the apartment that he shared with his girlfriend, and allegedly kicked down her locked bedroom door and began to damage property inside the room.

Jenkins' girlfriend told police that she was thrown to the ground and into the wall, had no visible injuries but had "pain from her leg and toe". The apartment manager told police the property damage exceeded $1000, according to the arrest report.

Jenkins was in court Monday, and was released by the judge based on having no priors. He also agreed to not return to University Pointe Apartments, and WAVE3 News reports that Louisville will moving him to "another complex where athletes are housed".

"We are aware of a Friday night incident involving a U of L student-athlete and members of law enforcement," a Louisville spokesperson told the Courier-Journal. "We are taking the matter seriously and gathering more facts at this time. The student-athlete has been suspended from all team activities at this time." 

The Orlando, Fla. native played in five games this past year, making his collegiate debut in the second game of 2020 season against Miami. He totaling three tackles on the year - all of which came in the season finale against Wake Forest.

Jenkins joined the program as part of the Class of 2019 - head coach Scott Satterfield's first recruiting class at Louisville. Ranked as the No. 713 prospect in the nation by the 247Sports Composite, he tallied 33 tackled and four interceptions as a senior at Ocoee High School.

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