Tampa, Florida 2020-10-16 23:34:00 –
Hillsborough County, Florida — A student at the University of South Florida was arrested on several violent charges after an investigator said he had choked his girlfriend and attacked a stranger while fleeing lawmakers. ..
Jordan Santos was a catcher and infielder for the USF baseball team.
Santos confirmed that he was still in college, but he is no longer on the team.
“Jordan Santos is no longer a member of our baseball team,” said Brian Sichrist of the University of South Florida Athletics Department. “All members of our athletics program are bound by high standards of conduct and do not tolerate behavior that goes against our values.”
Santos is still registered with the USF, but has confirmed that he has not joined the team.
“All members of our athletics program are bound by high standards of conduct and do not tolerate behavior that goes against our values.”
— Ryan Smith (@RyanReports) October 17, 2020
According to court documents, Santos repeatedly beat the victim with his face and closed fist on October 9. When the victim tried to escape, the document stated: “The defendant rushed behind her and grounded her. The defendant prevented the victim from leaving his residence and continued to strike the victim.”
According to another report, Santos fled and assaulted and robbed a residence on North 56th Avenue.
Kimberly Rivers says he woke up in the middle of the night and shouted to Santos for help from the outside.
She says Santos attacked her when she went out.
Rivers only talked about the horrifying encounter with ABC Action News reporter Ryan Smith.
“Then he went to town just above my head and gave me half black eyes, I have cracked ribs,” Rivers said. “I asked him to let me go, and he did, and he dropped me.”
Rivers said she prayed for the attacker at that moment.
“I want God to watch him,” Rivers said. “God searched for me.”
Santos faces multiple accusations in Hillsborough County and Temple Terrace.
He has been charged with strangulation, imprisonment, robbery by assault, and domestic violence by assaulting law enforcement officers.
ABC Action News contacted the attorney listed in the court document on Friday, but has not yet responded.