Crime

Ex-West Hills College football player arrested for allegedly abusing, kidnapping girlfriend

A man who played on last season’s West Hills College football team was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly hit his girlfriend and forced her into a car at a Coalinga McDonald’s, police said.

Coalinga police Sgt. Manny Boulos said that officers responded just after 10 a.m. to a domestic violence call at the restaurant in the center of the city. Witnesses told police that they saw a man hit a woman and shove her into the back of a black Nissan.

Police found the black Nissan shortly after the call on Jayne Avenue just west of Enterprise Parkway on the eastern edge of Coalinga, Boulos said. Officers stopped the car and contacted Dametric Sanders, 21, and a 21-year-old woman, who was not seriously hurt.

Sanders was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment after police confirmed the witness reports, Boulos said.

Further investigation indicated that Sanders and the woman were in a dating relationship, but it was not clear what led to the initial argument, Boulos said.

Sanders, originally from Oklahoma City, was a sophomore wide receiver and cornerback last season on the West Hills football team.

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