SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco 49ers defense attorney Charles Omenihu has been arrested on charges of domestic violence in San Jose, police said Tuesday.
On Jan. 23, officers responded to the 300 block of Santana Row to investigate a domestic violence incident, according to a police press release.
Officials say a woman called to report that her boyfriend Omenihu pushed her to the ground during an argument. She complained of pain in her arm, police say, but there were no visible injuries and she was refusing medical treatment at the time of the examination.
Officers contacted Omenihu at the scene. He made a statement and was cooperative with officials.
He was then arrested on a domestic violence misdemeanor and served with a restraining order by investigating officers. It was not counted as an arrest of a crime.
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“There are many different factors,” San Jose Police Dept said. Sgt. explained Christian Camarillo. “Some of them include what the relationship is like, do they live together, do they have children together. What made this a misdemeanor and not a felony was that there was no visible injury, only complaints of pain.”
Omenihu was sentenced to Santa Clara County Main Jail on a domestic violence misdemeanor, but 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 indictment.
The 2019 fifth-round pick Omenihu was part of the Niners’ defensive line rotation during their playoff run and recorded a sack in the win over the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card round.
ABC7 News has contacted the 49ers about Omenihu’s arrest. They said, “We are aware of the Charles Omenihu affair and are in the process of gathering more information.”
We also reached out to Omenihu’s business and marketing contact, Rey Soto, on Tuesday morning.
He told us via an Instagram message that he intends to clear the air and set the story straight, but we haven’t heard from him since.
“This investigation just started yesterday,” Sgt. Camarillo said. “It will go to our Family Violence Unit where detectives and investigators will take the case forward. This case will be referred to the Santa Clara County Attorney’s Office and they will make the final decision on whether to indict Mr. Omenihu.”
We have contacted the Santa Clara County Attorney’s Office, who advise us that no charges will be filed on Tuesday.
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