University of Arizona track coach Craig Carter was arrested on Friday on domestic violence charges and admitted to stalking, threatening and assaulting a student track athlete he was having a relationship with.
According to Arizona Republic, who first reported the story, he made multiple threats over the course of a week towards a student-athlete whom he had been in a relationship with for the past two and a half years including threatening her with a box cutter, choking and stalking her, and trying to drag her out of a classroom before fleeing from his grasp.
As of Wednesday, his bail is currently set at $40,000.
He faces three domestic violence charges — aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, threats and intimidation with injury and damage to property, stalking with fear of physical injury or death upon another — and an interfering with an educational institution charge.
Since his arrest, Carter has been suspended from the program and the university is in the process of dismissing him. The university is also finishing their own internal investigation into Carter’s alleged crimes.