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UC Davis football player arrested on domestic violence charge

UC Davis cornerback Patrick Wells (29) shown tackling a Montana player during their Big Sky Conference showdown on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Aggie Stadium. Wells, 22, was arrested Saturday on domestic violence, false imprisonment and petty theft charges, according to Dana Topousis, a university spokeswoman.
UC Davis cornerback Patrick Wells (29) shown tackling a Montana player during their Big Sky Conference showdown on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Aggie Stadium. Wells, 22, was arrested Saturday on domestic violence, false imprisonment and petty theft charges, according to Dana Topousis, a university spokeswoman. aseng@sacbee.com

Patrick Wells, a UC Davis football player and economics student, was arrested Saturday on domestic violence, false imprisonment and petty theft charges, according to Dana Topousis, a university spokeswoman.

Davis Police Department arrest logs show Wells, 22, was arrested Saturday at the West Village apartments, just west of the UC Davis campus, on the other side of Highway 113.

Wells, a senior, has since been suspended from the university’s football team following the arrest and could be dismissed if the charges prove true, Topousis added.

“Anytime there’s any charges of domestic violence or domestic abuse … we take those matters extremely seriously,” she said Monday.

The incident has been forwarded to the campus’ Title IX Office and the Student Judicial Affairs, a student disciplinary system, and is pending further investigation, according to Topousis.

Wells grew up in Woodland Hills and was listed as a cornerback on his UC Davis athlete profile.

The Davis Police Department did not return requests for comment Monday afternoon.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets

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